[joe-frank-list] 'Caged heart'
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Sat Mar 6 15:00:36 PST 2021
Larry Block mis-reads a line at rehearsal in Seattle, gets
angry when others correct him.
3:10: Larry laments his despair, says his family is glad to
have him out.
5:40: Larry fantasizes about working at a business that
unloads cars from trains, living a working-man's life.
12: Other Joe Franks (originally aired in 'Joe Frank's
17:50: Milton Schindler recites the 23rd Psalm (sounds of a
restaurant in the background)
18:40: Schindler tells of 'coming out of an etherized session
when I slit my wrists at Cedars of Sinai' (a hospital in Los Angeles)
in 1986. (He was born in 1925.) The physicians and his mother were
there. They asked him what he wanted to do with his life. He told
them he wanted to be a rabbi. He claims that he was always interested
in the spiritual life, that Lesley (the masseuse he met in 'No angel')
21:10: Jack Kornfield talks about how aversion results from
disappointment, eventually we end up caging our hearts.
25:10: Kornfield tells a joke about Jesus getting mad that
all sorts of unsuitable people (gamblers, drinkers...) are in Heaven.
He upbraids Peter, who tells him that his mother is letting them in
through the back door.
28:40: Debi Mae West tells of woman who died in her apartment.
She had put a lobster up her vagina, (An urban legend:
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lobster-love/). Then she tells of
her difficulty masturbating.
31: Larry cuts down on the grapefruit juice when he's
32: Kornfield tells the fable of a woman sent by Buddha to get
a mustard seed from a home in which no one had died.
34: Kornfield reads from Sharon Olds's poem, 'I go back to May
about preventing her parents from meeting.
35:50: Kornfield asks what it means to see things as they are,
how he tries to see everyone's eyes as Buddha's.
36:50: Debi tells of neighbor addicted to women: he needs to
'conquer' every woman he meets. (She greets Joel with a kiss in the
midst of her conversation.) He picks up on a friend of hers, Debi
warns her about him, she tells him, Debi and he get into a fight.
40:50: More other Joe Franks (originally aired in 'Joe Frank's
48:40: Kornfield talks about accepting that we're going to
lose everything, die.
51:30: Kornfield tells about the Buddha taking up teaching
after his enlightenment.
53:30: Kornfield tells about Carl Jung and the patient who
decided she was going to marry him.
56:50: Larry's unhappy at the library, leaves, passes a
Presbyterian church, goes in, hoping for a little peace, doesn't find
any, goes home and drinks a bunch of tequila.
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