I can't sing Conan O'Brien's praises enough. To me, he is the most enlightened humorist on television today. Sure, that's a subjective superlative, but sometimes I like to indulge in defining and categorizing who I consider to be the best, because it is my idea of the best that drives me towards progress, and without progress, I'm stuck in limbo, or worse: regression. Conan filmed yet another show overseas—this time in Italy with his associate producer Jordan Schlansky. To fu
On the AYP chat forums, there is a high level of decorum. I use the word "decorum" because it reminds me of a cross country running coach I once had at a Jesuit high school. Our coach would say to the team (with his stern voice): "We're going to maintain decorum, gentlemen. I'm not going to allow the use of profanity." Profanity is also prohibited on the AYP forums, as is the insulting of any forum members, gurus, or spiritual celebrities. It makes sense. Profanity and demean
In the archetypal tale Peter Pan, the villain Captain Hook often chides the eternally pubescent Peter Pan with the admonition: "Bad form, Peter, bad form." Form is such a fascinating concept and reality. Anything that can be perceived has form. Even ideas in the mind have some kind of subtle form, albeit nebulous and often less discernible than a wooden table in the living room. In the realm of martial arts, form is of paramount importance. How a fighter moves their body can
I think I got something figured out when it comes to bodywork.
Much of the success of a session hinges upon the therapist's ability to hold space, and upon the client's receptivity in allowing the therapist to fulfill that role. What I mean is: The more secure and stable I feel, literally, in a bodyworker's hands, the more inclined I will be to let go. And as we all know, there is no better feeling than letting go...falling into our inner world, cascading through stillness,