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Mark Reid

Mark Reid is the host of the Zen Sammich podcast. Previously, he was an English professor at Kanagawa University, Tokyo University of Science, and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. He was also an attorney for 10 years, first as an Assistant District Attorney in New York state, and later worked in Securities Law for a large firm in Birmingham, Alabama. He now lives in the countryside of Japan and makes washi (traditional Japanese paper) for a living with his wife, Haruka. A graduate of the University of Alabama in political science and religion, with an MA from Florida State University in philosophy and ethics, and a JD from Syracuse University College of Law, he has a diversified background that through diligence and good fortune has taken him all over the world, including residential stints in Greece, England, and South Korea.

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Climbing The Invisible Staircase

'Among stories of his personal journey, as well as the development and evolution of these undertakings, Dennis gives us insight into staying motivated and "taking the first step when even when you don't see the entire staircase.' ...

A Closed Mouth Gathers No Foot

"Why do some people find it difficult to be alone with their own thoughts? When we’re around others, silence becomes effectively unbearable. Absurd. Preposterous even! But why? ...