Proficiency, Competence, and the Incapable Hero

One guy swims the lake and makes it look easy.  He’s an accomplished swimmer.  When he gets to the other side, it’s no big deal.  He towels off, and gets on with things.  No fanfare. Another guy crosses the lake, but he’s not a very good swimmer.  He’s floundering, splashing, gasping for air, and making … Continue reading Proficiency, Competence, and the Incapable Hero

High Efficiency Yoga and the Death of Romance

If practicality, efficiency, utilitarian functionality, and austerity put a bustle in our hedgerow, then Starbucks would look and feel like a cold-war clinic. All cars would look like a Dodge Aries K with roll-down windows and get 40 MPG. No fancy bourbons, wines, beers, or gins either; just Everclear, which is very efficient, by the … Continue reading High Efficiency Yoga and the Death of Romance