Mindful Speech

In Los Angeles there is a certain elasticity to the concept known elsewhere as "truth." Ever since the Gold Rush people show up late to most meetings, shrug their shoulders in ersatz disbelief, and say, "Traffic." "Traffic, can you believe it??? I mean, who woulda thunk... in a city of 10 million people and 5.8 [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:26+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mindful Speech

Mindful Money

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do." ~ Bob Dylan At various times during my life I've been relatively wealthy and relatively impoverished and neither one has particularly appealed to me. But the psychology [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:26+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mindful Money

Mindful Teaching

Although I greatly admire Benjamin Bratton's provocative anti-TED TEDx Talk and remain surprised that some disgruntled blogger has not yet posted a coequal anti-blog such as "How Blogging Is Tantamount To Slavery," I do not entirely agree with Professor Bratton who derides TED Talks stating that "the key rhetorical device of any TED Talk is [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:27+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mindful Teaching

Mindful Dating

"Man's greatest labor so far has been to reach agreement about very many things and to submit to a law of agreement - regardless of whether these things are true or false." ~ Nietzsche In our "crazybusy" adult lives, dating has become extremely speedy and contrived with people "pencilling in" business-like Starbucks rendezvouses that are [...]

2016-10-13T10:23:27+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mindful Dating