Hype or Hope?

Hype or Hope?

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. -Rene Descartes, philosopher and mathematician (31 Mar 1596-1650) Tomorrow I’m subbing again for the Kundalini class in Santa Clarita. I love teaching this style, which incorporates chanting, meditation, […]

Does this Body make me look fat?

Does this Body make me look fat?

“Anime” and “Manga” are words in English. “Anime” is a style of animation that originated in Japan with full-fledged young adult/adult level story lines, very distinctive from Saturday morning cartoons of yore. Manga refers to the graphic novels or comics drawn in this particular style. Americans I know who enjoy anime and manga consider them […]

The Second Sutra

The Second Sutra

Soon after the death of Leonard Nimoy I attend a screening of “For the Love of Spock.” The director, Adam Nimoy, can be seen in my shot. I sit safely nestled within my tribe of OS fans enjoying the film, the live interview, and my fond memories. I remember watching Star Trek with my mother. […]

Full Circle Rainbow

Full Circle Rainbow

There’s been a shift in instruction, the art of teaching, from growth toward proficiency. A shift that began with the George W Bush presidency. When Bush acknowledges our present system isn’t doing so well, he suggests a policy of “No Child Left Behind.”  Too many drop-outs equals too many uneducated, ill-educated, maladjusted Americans who can’t […]