Tom Swiss
   software, shiatsu, self-defense, spirituality, songs, and other skills

Books by Tom Swiss

Infamous Industries: skills for hire

speaker to machines
Linux, PHP, C++: my tech resume
EarthTouch Shiatsu
acupressure, massage, personal training
Catonsville Seido Karate
traditional Japanese karate & practical self-defense in Catonsville, MD
buy some merch
t-shirts, mugs, and suchlike at my CafePress store

New and upcoming stuff

What is Tom up to now? What's he been writing and recording, and what events is he scheming? See the "What's New?" page!

  • I'll be appearing at the Starwood Festival 39.5, an on-line event to keep the momentum of Starwood going as best we can during the COVID-19 crisis. Leading a prosperity ritual, based on a Shinto money-washing ritual, on Wednesday evening, playing a lunchtime concert on Thursday, and working with the Family of Fire on Friday night.
  • Check out the blog at Patheos: The Zen Pagan.
  • What Does It Mean For The Gods To Exist? and other essays is now available in paperback and ebook, including a FREE Creative Commons ebook version.
  • My shiatsu practice has recently reopened, and you can now request an appointment on-line. Also I am now making personal training sessions available, either on-line or in-person outdoors. Whether you've never exercised, are getting your strength back after illness or injury and want to combine gentle exercise with shiatsu treatments, or are already in shape and want a "black belt boot camp" workout to take you to the next level, contact me for a free consultation.

Questions? Offers of fortune and fame? Send 'em to me..

If you like what I'm doing and want me to keep on doing it, you can support my work in various ways.

Infamous Productions: Books, blogs, performances, art

Why Buddha Touched The Earth
a book about "Zen Paganism", now available from Megalithica Books
What Does It Mean for the Gods to Exist?
an essay collection, from theology to the Ferguson Uprising
The Zen Pagan
my blog at Patheos Pagan
Sky Hand Road
a blog: stumbling down the path of karate-do
bizarre acts of poetry
some of my poems
Lo Fi, No Talent
a demo album


interesting ideas, groups, and people
Questions? Offers of fortune and fame? Send 'em to me
lectures and workshops
I do like to talk
Tom's big ego
people talk to me and about me

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Why "infamous tms" and ""? Because since the early 1990s, my e-mail address has been <my initials>@<various places>; and before Facebook there was this thing called USENET where we used to argue all the time. So several people who met me in person after knowing me via USENET by my e-mail address said something like "Ah, you're the infamous tms."

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