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Lessons Learned from 24 days of Bikram Yoga

Nov 7, 2013
Lessons Learned from 24 days of Bikram Yoga

Well, it's day 24 of 30 days of Bikram Yoga.  Notice I didn't use the word "straight."  I attempted 30 days straight but instead it's looked like 8 days straight, 1 day rest, 2 days "straight," 1 day rest, 1 day "straight,"1 day rest, and ...

Obamacare Up & Running in California despite media reports–what questions can I answer for you?

Nov 1, 2013
Obamacare Up & Running in California despite media reports–what questions can I answer for you?

I keep meaning to let folks know that despite media reports about the feds, the California version of Obamacare, "Covered California," appears to be up and running and doing well.  Here's an article in Health Line that gives more details about...

See Enders Game or Not? Debate flares on Facebook over Homophobic Orson Scott Card

Oct 29, 2013
See Enders Game or Not?  Debate flares on Facebook over Homophobic Orson Scott Card

My friend and mentor Edward Viljoen (senior minister at  Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa) posted on his Facebook wall yesterday this tidbit:  "Orson Scott Card, not one penny of mine will you see. No Enders Game for me. I don'...

Day 9 — 30 days straight of hot yoga?

Oct 23, 2013
Day 9 — 30 days straight of hot yoga?

I didn't want to write anything about this until I was sure that I was really going to do it, and now I am. I have just completed 8 consecutive days of Bikram (aka hot) yoga.  Above is a picture of some random class that has nothing to do with ...

To thy own self, contain

Aug 30, 2013
To thy own self, contain

If you know me at all, you know that I (ahem) used to be a control freak.  We're going to pretend that this is past tense.  We're going to pretend that I no longer need to have the illusion that people, places and things bend to my will. N...

Listening to Lake Margaret

Aug 23, 2013
Listening to Lake Margaret

Lake Margaret from my campsite I just spent 2 night and 3 days up at Lake Margaret in the Sierra near Kirkwood, CA.  By myself.  Mostly.  My teenage daughter and her 3 friends were about a 5 minute walk away but I could see n...

The Law of Hubris–it ALWAYS works (knock on wood)

Aug 16, 2013
The Law of Hubris–it ALWAYS works (knock on wood)

I study spiritual laws because I'm a control freak.   Spiritual laws are really just like scientific laws.  They're about knowing why when I do this, this happens and when I do that, that happens.    In my 10 years of spiritu...

Four Snouts up for The Way Way Back–Prediction: sleeper of the year

Jul 21, 2013
Four Snouts up for The Way Way Back–Prediction: sleeper of the year

(:)(:)(:)(:) snouts up for The Way Way Back which I predict will be the sleeper hit of the year.  This film is so good it brought me out of unplanned blogging retirement.  Inexplicably,given its provenance, this film seems to have had...

Spirituality: The Perfection of Imperfection

Jun 9, 2013

For those of you who weren't able to make it and wanted to hear my recent talk, here you go!  The picture quality is infused by the heavenly light that poured in from the windows behind me but you can see me and hear me.  I AM wearing a top b...

5 snouts up for Master Harold and the Boys at the Sacramento Theater Company one more weekend

May 2, 2013
5 snouts up for Master Harold and the Boys at the Sacramento Theater Company one more weekend

(:)(:)(:)(:)(:) for Master Harold & the Boys by Athol Fugard at the STC one more weekend.  Before it's too late, get a ticket to this magnificent play, production and performance.  I don't have time to say much more but I will any...