My name is William Banks. I am a Babylon Dog, a new world bohemian, an unapologetic madman, a vigilant vagabond in an otherwise negligent world.
A little bit about myself, in no particular order, and by no means exhaustive:
I am an autodidact polyphile. I am a vegetarian. I am a nephalist. I am a barefoot distance runner. I am a Buddhist. I am a meditator. I am a student of Jack Kerouac. I am a voracious reader. I am a heretic. I am a bicyclist. I am a nutrition coach. I am a student of Thich Nhat Hanh. I am a mentor. I am a peace advocate. I am a naturalist. I am against capital punishment. I am a haijin. I am a student of Sufism. I believe in radical gratitude. I believe in radical forgiveness. I believe in radical generosity. I am a student of Jesus. I am a veteran. I support gay marriage. I support gun ownership. I am an aesthete. I practice and teach Bhakti Yoga. I am a father. I am a husband. I am a recovering alcoholic. I am a recovering pill addict. I am a student of Rumi. I am a member of the American Legion. I am distrustful of lawyers. I have no faith at all in school teachers.
A Babylon Dog is someone who is outside the rigid strictures of conformity. Someone who is unplugged from the billboards, marketing, mass hysteria, easy cynicism; who is no longer living life in constant crisis-mode; who is outside the drama and garbage of social media, FaceBook, Twitter; who is no longer sucking at the teats of Internet headlines, Fox News, CNN, CNBC; who is free from all and everything of this failed system of decadent bullshit. He is like the dog that forages at the outskirts and in the back alleys of a blown out bombed city after a war, not overly concerned about the structures that have collapsed for others. He writes for his own pleasure, writing a blog even if no one at all bothers to read it.
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