The trouble with algorithms

The trouble with algorithms

When observed in the wild, in their natural state, we can learn from algorithms.  When money is involved – marketing gets pushed, shoved and adjusted to tweak algorithms.  Algorithms, like light, are effected by the observer.  If you don’t stay one jump ahead of them, they dissipate in your hands.  Can you hold a cloud? […]

Can one reach enlightenment with an evil teacher?

Can one reach enlightenment with an evil teacher?

Recently my yogi friend, Von Dent, from Hawai’i asked the question: Can One Reach Enlightenment with an Evil Teacher?  Von did not define evil.  For my own purposes I use as a working definition of evil: the exploitation of the vulnerable.  Inquiring minds would like to know: if you have a teacher who is pulling […]

Reincarnation, the re-lit spark

Reincarnation, the re-lit spark

Yesterday Huff post posted an article, an open casting call really, looking for kids who may remember their former lives.  You might be re-incarnated if: 1) You instinctively understand/speak a foreign language you have never heard before 2) You remember how you died 3) You miss your “other mother” or worry about your former children […]

Sparse Gear

Sparse Gear

“It’s a distillation of prose,” I said in answer to my professor’s question.  What is poetry?  I failed to sell him on my premise.  In response he cited The Rape of the Lock, Canterbury Tales, Inferno – poems that were  awfully, terribly long.  Nonetheless, I contended, a poet takes choices, word choices to be sure, […]

Heartwarming

Heartwarming

I’ve been playing the game of “Trade up/Trade down” for as long as I can remember.  I learned it from my mother who was the queen of all bargain hunters.  I used to think she didn’t understand much about money, because she spent money on some (to my mind) silly conceits such as make up, […]

Nothing Doing

Nothing Doing

Take time to do yoga?  I don’t have time to do yoga! I can’t afford to do yoga! I wish (said in a sarcastic tone)! How many friends do you have who think they “can’t” do yoga? Maybe you think to yourself, the truth is they won’t do yoga.  Until you listen to them, both their body language […]