Writing on Medium

I've been experimenting with writing over on Medium the last year or so because it has the capacity to reach a different and broader audience. If you haven't checked it out, head over and see my profile (much of the current posts were crossposted here, except for the last one). Kenley on … Continue reading

Catching Snakes and No-Self

One of the deepest and most difficult teachings of the Buddha is no-self. In fact, we are warned that it can be dangerous if we don't understand clearly this concept. Furthering my study and reflection on this teaching, I read The Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Catch a Snake. In this … Continue reading

Looking Back. Looking Forward.

At twenty-six years old, rocketing out of Silicon Valley at the dawn of the graphical web browser, I went to work as Electronic Media Librarian at University High School in San Francisco. It’s been twenty years since that day, and I have had a very rich and satisfying career serving students and … Continue reading

Graduation Speech at SBCC

As Academic Senate President, I had the honor of speaking to over 500 graduates at Santa Barbara City College on Friday, May 23, 2014. The following are the words I shared. On behalf of the Santa Barbara City College faculty, I welcome you. Welcome to our faculty, our staff, our administrators, … Continue reading