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David Chadwick (born 1945)

David Chadwick (born 1945) grew up in Fort Worth Texas, dropped out of college the first year, did some civil rights and SDS work, hitchhiked around, went to Mexico and South America for a year plus, moved to California and began to study Zen as a student of Shunryu Suzuki in 1966. He was ordained as a Buddhist priest in 1971, shortly before Suzuki’s death. He continued his Zen study with Richard Baker and assisted in the operation of the San Francisco Zen Center for a number of years, and continues these relationships as a spiritual friend, alum, and independent historian. Through the years he has been involved with sporadic environmental and peace work. In 1988 he went to Japan for four years and continued his Zen study there with Shodo Harada at Sogenji in

Okayama. He has two sons born 1973 and 1991. Chadwick has had four marriages, the latter of which with Katrinka McKay continues blissfully. He has written over 1200 songs, too many proposals, and continues to dabble in Buddhism and other matters, mainly working on the Cuke Archives to preserve the legacy of Shunryu Suzuki and those whose paths crossed his.

Photo of DC by Raymond Rimmer is from around 2000.

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Andrew Atkeison was born in Alabama in 1949. He holds a degree in art and has a fascinating sculpture garden. He has two grown daughters and lives in Northern California with his wife, Rosie.

Color Dreams for To Find the Girl from Perth is the first book he has illustrated.

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