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  • The stuff of myths…

    Climate isn’t the only thing that’s changing… Western civilization can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. Philosophy, art, debate… They spearheaded the way from autocracy to democracy- the belief that the…
  • Alone Together…

    After my latest blogpost about Michael Stone’s untimely passing- a student asked what we should do with our emotions or feelings when we practice. Are we supposed to leave them at the…
  • In memory of (Part Deux)…

    After my last blogpost about Michael Stone’s untimely passing- a student asked what we should do with our emotions when we practice. Are we supposed to leave them at the door or…

  • In Memory of…

    Life has a way of stacking itself heavily sometimes on one end. I’ve had a lot of big ‘Life’ -with a capital L- things to consider and sift through lately. There never…
  • Wonder women, represent!!

    Partly because it was so beautiful and such a relief to see myself represented- for once– in a way that was normal (not a freak show) and made sense. But really I…

  • Cults and Karma…

    Occult: clandestine, hidden, secret; knowledge of the paranormal. Hmmn. A cult, among other things, is defined as a “social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs or practices.” Wikipedia is kind enough…
  • take the gifts of this hour…

    The chewy, gooey taffy-like consistency of Time fascinates me. Before time pieces, how did we tell time? How did we even know it was a thing itself? It feels so different to…
  • attention grasshopper…

    Chatting with C the other day, sitting around our apartment in Bushwick, the neighborhood I have lived in for the last 7/8 years, when I realized that: I don’t teach in Brooklyn…
  • It’s here!!

    Music has historically made movements and broken them. It has been censored, banned, celebrated, called upon and played at churches, weddings, parties, meditations, prison lock-downs, slave labor, protests, wars, inaugurations, funerals and…
  • the dirty dancing syndrome

    Looking forward feels extremely overwhelming right now. It’s as if I fell asleep on the train somewhere only to wake up in in a bizarre dystopian universe. I’m trapped on the other…