My sincere and full apologies for the inconvenience. The whole round-about route is to discourage excessive amounts of spam and what could be called none other than hate mail by those who, for whatever the reason, seem adamantly opposed to the Dharma and any suggestion in the path toward Enlightenment.
You are welcome to write, but please be advised the Wanderling is often in transit, usually without email or computer access. Designates may respond to your query in lieu, however.
EMAILING THE WANDERLING:
In your emails to me however, try to always type in the subject line in capital letters AWAKENING 101 with a space between AWAKENING and 101. And now, for those who may be so interested:
A FEW HELPFUL HINTS PRIOR TO CONTACTING THE WANDERLING:
Most answers can be garnered beforehand by a simple search. So too, knowing my background and where I come from relative to what is offered, through a search, will often open many windows or insight into what you seek.
In reality it isn't too difficult to find out who's who these days --- which knowing might add a little credibility into what one is reading. A few minutes of research, say on Google for example --- of which most people who use the internet on a regular basis have a fairly good ability to use --- answers to most queries come up quite rapidly. It would seem it would be pretty much of a given that any such potential ability for finding my works, then emailing me would be cross transferable to having at least a minor Google search ability. However, as it relates to me, a good portion of any such results usually turns up a lot of material written by me --- which begs the question if it is biased in some fashion or not.
If you don't like what is written about me in World War II Comes to Redondo, The Wanderling and His Uncle, Area 51 or Dark Luminosity, for those who may be predisposed for another opinion, my suggestion would be to read what Sarlo has to say as well what an anonymous author wrote that I've titled Windswept, Zen-Swept, Mind Dunes. Of course there are always a few lost years as an adolescent learning and stumbling along the path, intertwined with coffee houses, deep philosophical conversations, cars, and, oh yeah, teenage girls and beyond. See:
THE WANDERLING AND HIS HIGH SCHOOL CHUMS
"Hui-k'o, the Second Patriarch of Zen passed on the bowl and robe to his successor, the Third Patriarch, Seng-ts'an, signifying the Transmission of the Dharma. Hui-k'o, who had received the seal of approval from Bodhidharma himself, then went everywhere drinking and carousing around like a wildman and partaking in the offerings of the brothel districts. When people asked how he could do such a thing, being a Patriarch of the Zen school and all, he would respond with: 'What business is it of yours?'"
Most people who have a tendency to comment on my works, typically those who present views that fall into a vein other than what I've presented, usually do so by never spending any amount of time going over the footnotes, the footnotes being of utmost importance. They are important because they interject clarification regarding a specific or given thought without impacting the flow of what is being presented. For those folks I usually offer the following:
ZEN AND THE ART OF DEFECATED NITROGENOUS WASTE DEPOSITS
So said, if I, the Wanderling, remain valid and active during 2019 the below e-mail contact for the Wanderling as found in the red box below will remain valid and active for 2019 as well.
Bowing in deference,
CLICK THE FOLLOWING:
Please be advised that I do not, that is DO NOT have any Facebook pages directly attributable back to me in any way. Facebook pages implying they are ME or MINE in some manner are done so by others on their own accord. Any Facebook poster thereof thinking I will read or respond to posts by anyone are mistaken. I don't go to the pages, I don't read the posts nor do I have any access to respond. Any responses to any posts have not been done by me.
The FACEBOOK page that most often comes up in relation to me, although not done by me is however, it must be said, a commendable almost work of art done by a major supporter of my works, one Alberto by name who put together and maintains the page in his own way, on his own, unsolicited and through his own efforts. If you go to the "About" found on the homepage using the above Facebook link you will find the following:
"This page is not managed by the Wanderling himself, although the material here contained is all written or presented by him, and no opinions are given whatsoever. Its sole scope is to assist whoever may be interested in these drops of knowledge to reach the open sea."
Who could expect more? I am deeply humbled, this by a person who until most recently has remained unknown to me.
To read some of the emails I receive, many falling into the fairly scathing category, others more pleasing, please go to:
GETTING LETTERS AND EMAILS
So too, there is a complete list of the Wanderling's associates, email addresses, web pages, etc., that can be found by going to AWAKENING 101s old STAFF PAGE
NOTE: Since AWAKENING 101 has shut down the "101 Team" of designates has dispersed. It has been brought to my attention that a good portion if not all of their sites have gone down and emails often go unanswered over long periods or not at all.
As to the subject of donations, for those of you who may be interested in doing so as it applies to the greatfulness of my works, I invariably suggest any funds be directed toward THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT and/or THE AMERICAN RED CROSS.