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 […]

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. […]