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Send In The Clowns

Send In The Clowns

Now that Ringling Bros. have announced their final season, I find myself reflecting on the word circus. What will happen to it, if there is no more circus? Will it re-boot itself to mean something new? After all, the original “circus” was simply the arena...

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You Gotta Have Heart

They say if you bang a drum long enough, people start to listen. Imagine my delight when I came across this NY Times article by Thomas Friedman. Ever since I read Antonio Damasio’s seminal book, Descarte’s Error, I’ve been trying to tell people,...

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Money Could Make You Sick

When asked what surprised him about humanity the most, the Dalai Lama replied: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. “  Nothing is more important than your health….except for your money –...

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Are You Working or Playing?

Learn at first, concentration without effort; transform work into play; make every yoke you have accepted easy and every burden that you carry light. From the Magician Card – Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey Into Christian Hermeticism, Anonymous I was having...

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What Am I Missing?

Yesterday, I saw a groundhog actually dive into his burrow. The hole in the ground was on the side of the road where I have walked for years about three times a week. I think I know this road; every tree, the rusty, abandoned trailer with the vinyl siding flapping in...

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I Didn’t See that Coming!

O would some power the gift to give us To see ourselves as others see us.                            Robert Burns                       What gets in the way of our dreams? People often blame outer circumstances for the detours and dead ends on their life path....

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Rolling with it

Enjoy this fun meditation by Houston Feldenkrais Practitioner, Mary Beth Smith The Mardi Gras season breathes its last gasp today. New Orleans, Galveston, and other cities in the Southern U.S. bid adieu to their revelers and pack away the parade floats until the next...

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A Threadbare Universe

I remember the first time I noticed it.  Walking down a street in New Jersey, I passed a nail salon.  Three stores down, to my amazement, there was another one.  Why? What was the difference between the two salons?  Why two on the same block?  And then, short term...

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