Quasi Monk

William B. Turner
3 min readJan 23, 2023
The Buddha

I hate doing this.

I do live a somewhat monk like existence. My apartment is a very plain, one bedroom model in a slightly grungy, but safe complex, in the Vietnamese section of town, as it happens.

I have no trouble honoring the five precepts because I live a pretty boring life by inclination. In high school, I hung out with the stoners because they were the most interesting group, and I smoked my share of marijuana…