Peter Parker’s Spider Bite

Peter Parker’s Spider Bite

Some people believe that life is suffering. They philosophically proffer an antidote to suffering: dispassion. While I certainly agree the person who doesn’t care about anything can’t be hurt, (no brain no pain) that strikes me as a psychopathic take on life. Not caring equals not hurting, and also not caring equals not living, not […]

The Punchline

The Punchline

The set-up Norman Vincent Peale writes the popular book, “The Power of Positive Thinking.” His success spurs the cottage industry: the modern happiness factory. “Positive Thinking” begets generations of life coaches, authors, workshop/retreat leaders and therapists who promote the eradication of negative feelings. Don’t Worry. Be Happy. What’s wrong with that, Kumari? Studies bear me […]

Overheard

Overheard

I’m on my way soon to see my teacher again! Wish me luck in my endeavors. I may not be the most enterprising yoga teacher. I’m curious porpoise instead. As Carroll said in “Alice” Don’t go anywhere without a porpoise.  An acquaintance, a few years younger than me, tells me quite seriously that she would “love […]