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Minding Mindfulness

Minding Mindfulness

On Christmas morning, we marked Santa’s generosity with the usual hubbub of excited squeals, exclamations, and the cataloging via smart phones. And through it all I watched a child’s infectious joy blossom. The feeling was one of gratitude – for the...
The Audacity of a Joke

The Audacity of a Joke

Comedians, like clowns, have a special license to help us enter a liminal area where the boundary between reality and imagination is blurred. We can think of them as the “no man’s land” of political critique. While satire can occasionally cut too deep, with...
Artist, Musician, Mystic

Artist, Musician, Mystic

We are taught that anything worth doing must be pursued with single minded devotion. Especially that which is considered a talent. If you find within yourself a trait that instills passion, then you must devote your lifetime to honing it in earnest. Until you master...
Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders

I work in education. I was recently asked to “tweet” in order for our department to gain visibility within our own organization, something I have been consciously avoiding. I quickly discovered three previous Twitter accounts which I started and abandoned after my...
The Big Fat Indian Wedding – East Meets West: Traditions, Tamasha and Tales to Last a Lifetime

The Big Fat Indian Wedding – East Meets West: Traditions, Tamasha and Tales to Last a Lifetime

At its core, a wedding is about nothing more than two people deciding that they want to spend the rest of their lives together—that they want to wake up and make breakfast, pick out furniture and take a walk after dinner until death do them apart. There’s a...