Author Archives: Bethany Saltman

About Bethany Saltman

Bethany Saltman lives and writes in the Catskills with her husband and daughter. Her prose, poetry and interviews can be seen in magazines and journals like Witness, The Sun, Parents, and she writes a monthly column in the Hudson Valley arts magazine, Chronogram. She is a senior Zen student who has practiced (and lived) at Zen Mountain Monastery for many years. Her blog is Is This My Chair.

Some Personal Reflections on the Most Recent Zen Teacher Sex Scandal

Sex scandals rock religious communities far beyond Roman Catholic. Bethany Saltman looks at the fallout in Zen communities. Continue reading

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Hot and Bothered About Beauty

In a world of aching beauty and aspiration (and oh so many mason jars), Bethany Saltman, gets envious and angry and looks at the twee-chic of Kinfolk magazine. Continue reading

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