Maybe it’s just me, but I think taking away a person’s only means of survival in order to incite them to ‘try harder,’ is like screaming at a child with a broken leg to stop feeling pain. Mahatma Gandhi said poverty is the worst form of violence.
Archives for October 2010
Recently Jeff Randhawa became the father of a baby girl, his first child. Here he offers some sage (if sleepy) advice and reflections on how his world changed…for the better.
Life As A Human launches a series of quotations by famous and not-so-famous people that enlighten us on the experience of being human.
Our traveler makes up for some missing provincial drink recipes. With apologies to Frank.
E-readers and digital books are probably the way of the future. But there’s one thing that real printed books will always do better: connect you to the history of the copy you hold in your hands.
If you try to learn Buddhism with a purely Western philosophical mindset, you are using the same rigid frame approach as the physicists. As Rick Bateman explains, Buddhism is both an art and a science and can’t be approached a purely rational mindset.
In this series of refreshing and honest Vlogs, Rosie Bitts philosophizes from her car about what being a woman really means, who gets called a slut and why, and how women can get nominated for “Sluthood” and cast off the shame.
In watching the 1987 original of the film Wall Street, Julie is hit with strong nostalgia for the suit-wearing days of lore.
When our lives slow down we have time to appreciate the beauty around us, the poetry of life, the sunlight and the serenity. But, as Hippy Urban Girl discovers, it isnt always easy to maintain that sweet slowness in the age of the internet.
Star Weiss, author of Havens in a Hectic World, takes us on a journey along Victoria’s famous Galloping Goose Trail, a sacred place, a meditative place — and discovers that walking can be a form of prayer.