monthly archives: January 2010

Someone Great

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I met my friend Ruth about five years ago — just after I had completed Level 2 Teacher Training.  I had been teaching yoga for just over a year at that point.  I loved it.  I taught whenever I could, … Continue reading

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A Perfect Day for Bananafish

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JD Salinger died yesterday.  And you know what?  I don’t care. I liked JD Salinger.  A lot.  Nine Stories tops the list as my favorite body of short stories.    Franny and Zooey is up there too.  Ahhh, the Glass … Continue reading

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The year of living dangerously

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My friends roped me into invited me to do Artist’s Way.  It’s basically where you write three pages of chicken scratch every morning and you make a date with yourself to do something creative once a week.   The easy thing … Continue reading

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Professional cynic but my heart’s not in it

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Up in the Air… in association with American Airlines Films… in association with Hilton Hotel Productions… in association with Hertz Pictures… Let me say this:  I liked the film.  Now that we have that out of the way, I can … Continue reading

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Awesome like a kitten

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Back in the day when I was doing a lot of travelling for yoga stuff, I assisted my teacher along with this other guy, Philip Urso.  Philip is like a monk in ex-CEO’s clothing.  Philip is rad.  Well, so here … Continue reading

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Happy Not Naughts

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For the new year I decided I’d try and be nicer.  (This is a recurring intention, btw.)  Three days in and things were going well.  I’d already beaten my record from last year.  And then suddenly it all went south:  I sat … Continue reading

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