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Thank You and OK!
[from the last page of the book]

David Chadwick, a Texas raised wanderer, college dropout, bumbling social activist and hobbyhorse musician, began his formal Zen study under Shunryu Suzuki-roshi in 1966 at the age of twenty-one. Many years later, Suzuki's successor, Zentatsu Richard Baker-roshi, shaking his head, said of Chadwick: "Years of expensive Zen training gone to waste." In 1988 friends and supporters underwrote Chadwick's journey to Japan so he could begin an open-ended period of voluntary exile and remedial education. In Japan he practiced more Zen, got married, studied Japanese language and culture, and taught English. With his wife Elin, toddler Clay, [and visiting older son, Kelly], Chadwick now lives in Northern California where he reads, writes, walks, sits, and studies.

 [That was true in 1994 when the book came out, but now in 2015, am living in Bali with wife Katrinka McKay. Kelly, 42, just visited with a former girlfriend and Clay, 24, is living in Mendocino County with a woman named Rita and a bunch of dogs. Elin is in Santa Rosa, CA, with her husband Dave Powers. We got married a week or so apart 13 years after our divorce. We are still in frequent touch.]

[That "Years of expensive Zen training gone to waste," which I cherished, was on the back cover of the Penguin edition but Shambhala omitted it and only it from the author description there. However, they left it on the the last page.]