Removing the Weirdness of Yoga: How I Got Past 3 Obstacles

The first time I walked into a yoga school, I was filled with trepidation and reluctance.  I felt like a lumberjack walking into Victoria’s Secret.  When I entered, no one was in the reception area, so I got a few seconds to take it all in.  The smell of lavender, lots of beads, Namaste T-shirts, … Continue reading Removing the Weirdness of Yoga: How I Got Past 3 Obstacles

A Samurai Without a Sword is Still a Damn Samurai: 7 Reasons Why

When it comes to violins, the Stradivarius has no equal.  Their value can go into the $10-million range and to have one in my hands would be against the laws of the universe.  Unless I hit my head and wake up a virtuoso, I will never master that kind of skill. No violin will make … Continue reading A Samurai Without a Sword is Still a Damn Samurai: 7 Reasons Why

Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her

“She’s a witch!  We got a witch!”  The crowd yelled as they brought her forward.  One of the most famous and shared scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. “How do you know she’s a witch?” “She looks like one.” A bit more discussion and the crowd rallies, “Burn her, burn her!”  The scene … Continue reading Scarier than the Witch, is the Crowd Rallying to Burn Her

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

Hatha is Not the Sun and the Moon

The Japanese martial art of Aikido is made up of three words: Ai meaning harmony, Ki meaning life force, spirit and universal energy, and do meaning the way.  Summed up, Aikido means The Art of Steven Seagal.  What?  No, Aikido is The Way of Harmony of the Spirit.  It’s actually much more complicated than that.  … Continue reading Hatha is Not the Sun and the Moon

Stop Focusing on the Wrong Shit

What if B.B. King had to pass a written, standardized advanced mathematics exam to be legally allowed to play guitar commercially?  Crazy, right? What if Eddie Van Halen had to be able to write and decipher advanced music theory, such as in the photo above, in order for him to play and make music?  Well, … Continue reading Stop Focusing on the Wrong Shit

Some People Just Want the Address

In the 110th episode of Seinfeld, entitled “The Understudy”, J. Peterman is sitting in a restaurant with Elaine and asks, “That Shirt.  Where did you get it?” Elaine, not missing a beat, “Oh, this innocent looking shirt has something which isn't innocent at all. Touchability! Heavy, silky Italian cotton, with a fine almost terrycloth like … Continue reading Some People Just Want the Address