Category Archives: Essay

Butt of the Joke

A million monkeys typing for a million years DID produce the works of Shakespeare when you think about it.  Because every “monkey” chatter and every “monkey” action led to that point.  Shakespeare was merely a biocomputer synthesizing everything that had … Continue reading

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Haiku a Day #12

She rests on a mat soaked with sweat and emotions savasana’s bliss Words and watercolor by Radiant Spleen In the many years I’ve been practicing and teaching yoga and meditation, I’ve never had so many people approach me after classes … Continue reading

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Explore For the Sake of Exploration

“Explore” 9×12 Watercolor by PJ . Finished between my morning hatha class, and the restorative class I teach in the evening. I mention this because the theme of my classes this week has been “Explore for the sake of exploration, … Continue reading

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The Bad Boys (and Girls) of Yoga

Thinking yogis are a bit weird is nothing new (from humble sadahkas to spooky siddhas.) Exhibit 1, this lovely excerpt from a 14th century Indian play, these are the lines the author put into the mouth of a tantric thaumaturge: … Continue reading

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Ganesha The Mama’s Boy

Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles Ganesha, big old cuddly elephant, much beloved by western yogis, and basically, by everybody as far as I can tell.  What’s not to love about  an elephant-headed deity who will stomp with his tree-like legs … Continue reading

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Dark Night of the Soul

Have been going through a process for the last several months.  It’s hard to write about, and even though it’s a topic probably more suited to Radiant Spleen, I wrote about it a little at my Wooliverse Blog, where I … Continue reading

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Extinction

Al Gore came to me last night in a dream. And as is his style, he lectured me for hours, showing me in painful detail rainfall and temperature charts from all over the world. Like an angel sent by God, … Continue reading

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