“O Karma, Dharma, pudding and pie,” by Philip Appleman, from Selected Poems(University of Arkansas).
O Karma, Dharma, pudding and pie,
gimme a break before I die:
grant me wisdom, will, & wit,
purity, probity, pluck, & grit.
Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind,
gimme great abs & a steel-trap mind,
and forgive, Ye Gods, some humble advice—
these little blessings would suffice
to beget an earthly paradise:
make the bad people good—
and the good people nice;
and before our world goes over the brink,
teach the believers how to think.
Little did Philip Appleman know when he wrote this poem that there was a comprehensive guide which addresses all his wants and that the guide in question comes in the form of The Karma Sense Eating Plan. The very same The Karma Sense Eating Plan that is depicted in this real undoctored photograph of two hard copy versions of the book.
For the next few nights, I’ll be burning the midnight oil and going through these proofs with a fine tooth comb. There is just no end to the metaphors I will mix. On the first flip through it appears that the graphics I’ve been so concerned about arrived on the physical pages in their pristine form. This is good news as it accelerates my time to do the first printing. There is one problem with the color version but I think it’s a printing issue and not a problem with my original file (that’s what they all say). I’m working with my printer to figure it out.
Bottom line is we’re days away from me shipping copies to the kind people who supported this whole notion when it was nothing more than a twinkle in my eye. People who haven’t placed their order yet will get their opportunity within 48 hours after I ship copies to the people who took the risk.
To any of you who have the misfortune to have to interact with me between know and then, I apologize in advance for being even goofier than usual. I hope you’ll understand.