Tara Carreon

Operation Enduring Splendor

Wagons Ho!

Written By: Tara Carreon

June 13, 2013

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I’m a white woman with dreadlocks, my child-bearing years behind me, and the schooling of humanity is my only agenda. I’ve got things to say, but I don’t always know how to say them, kind of like the Sex Pistols singing, “don’t know what I want, but I know how to get it,” but backwards.  My mind is a seething cauldron alternating rage with compassion, prompting me to take extreme measures in aid of my purpose.

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Right about now, you’re wondering where I’m going with all of this. I’m headed for the frontier.

I sighted that frontier during Y2K, that I spent feting myself and my daughter at the well-known international hotspot, the Yak & Yeti, in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I had gone to find spiritual fulfillment and discovered pollution and rug merchants. Disappointing, yes, but instructive as well! What we needed was not a dusty, incense-smoke-encrusted Nepalese Buddha, or a fashionable, globe-trotting Dalai Lama, but rather a simple, downhome, useful-for-the-people American Buddha. So I sent Charles an email, asking him to register the AmericanBuddha.com domain name, but it had already been claimed by some cultists as a tribute site for their “Rama” guru who perished in a valium-induced drowning accident, if I’m not mistaken.  So he got American-Buddha.com, and the rest is history.

American Buddha Online Library

The Ralph Nader Library

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American Buddha Online Library
Always Open / Always Free
Tara Carreon, Librarian

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SCIENCE / ART / LITERATURE / POETRY / POLITICS
FREE ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE IS A HUMAN RIGHT

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Tara Carreon, October 25, 2014, at open mic at The Ralph Nader Library in Tucson, Arizona