Tag Archives: Being

Celtic Soul Part IV, “A Pelagian Optimism”


It’s St. Patrick’s Day and therefore high time to finish this post, which I edited last on June 20, 2011, around the time I wrote the other parts of the “Celtic Soul” musings. Particularly after having finished the second of … Continue reading

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Existential, or Seasonal, Angst?


Last night I was feeling a little bit of existential, or was it seasonal, angst. Something about the quality of the light and the length of the day, and knowing that they won’t be getting longer for a while weighed … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Anusara Yoga!


Today is the 14th anniversary of the founding of Anusara Yoga, marked by the day when John Friend, on retreat at a Siddha Yoga ashram in New York, wrote his vision statement. Among other things, it also is the date … Continue reading

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Today with Rilke


Back when I heard the episode of “Being” with Joanna Macy, I learned of her translations of the German poet Ranier Maria Rilke, including A Year With Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Ranier Maria Rilke (2009) (translated and … Continue reading

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‘Cept You and Me, Babe


Last night I attended a lecture by Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder (2001) and current director of the MIT … Continue reading

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Betwixt and Between


I rose early this morning, and by early I mean shortly after five o’clock in the morning. This is before the alarm, which has been set for six. Five is the time I’d like to get up, and six is … Continue reading

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Your Voices, Your Stories | Yoga. Meditation in Action [Speaking of Faith® from American Public Media]


When it aired, I was riveted by the interview with Seane Corn on Being (then Speaking of Faith). I was in the process of recommending John Friend as a guest for the program when I happened upon this listener’s post. … Continue reading

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