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The Sneeze

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I’m clearly a man, so I have no idea what the female orgasm is like. Howeveer, I’ve often thought it...

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PLAYTIME

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Sometimes you’ve just got to play. Share on Facebook Tweet This Post

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WTF

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Sometimes advertising in Japan is a little wonky. Great example of a concept without a concept. Here we have a...

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LSD and Meditation

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Well now that I have your attention, LSD, the Long Slow Distance run has always been my favorite run during...

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Birthday Girl

My daughter sits on our sofa a Disney catalogue splayed over her little knees. She has a huge smile on...

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You get what you give

I’ve heard it a million times you’ve heard it a million times and there’s a reason for it. It’s true....

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Motivation

You get what you give

I’ve heard it a million times you’ve heard it a million times and there’s a reason for it. It’s true....

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Family, Motivation

TED How to live to be 100

TED Three Points I found interesting Exercise: They don’t exercise they take part in activities they enjoy. After reading the...

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Book Recommendations, Health, Motivation

Losing the Holiday Weight–Update

85.2 Kilograms I realized that when I weigh myself daily there’s none of the American Idol suspense and hoopla as...

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Motivation

Losing the Holiday Weight

By December 31st I was back down to my svelte fighting weight of 85 kilograms. I made it a point...

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Motivation

Happy New Year Resolutions

As 2009 winds down I’ve taken the opportunity to do what I do every year and set the trajectory for...

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FOcus and Concentration

It’s happened to just about everyone, during sports, while washing dishes, playing music, or in a time of crisis; time...

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Honesty

He described things not in or near his heart, but toward his extremities and superficies. – Henry David Thoreau Be...

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The Halo of Superiority

I hear the hum of the air conditioners on the roof of the neighboring building, but we have yet to...

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It’s about maintaining contact…Musubi.

Holding on to Sensei’s forearm for dear life torn between the sheer power I sense from her, and the wonder...

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Your Personal Path with a Heart

The growth of our practice depends on the energy we bring with us when we sit. Nothing new here. I...

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The Power of Ritual

Before I sit I turn the light switch on and off a hundred times, turn around in a circle, and...

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Choosing Happiness

As a child my mom regurgitated the words of her mother regularly: “If your not happy it’s your own fault....

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Three Steps to Start Your Day Off Right; and four more to take it to the next level.

I’m a firm believer that the first few moments of our days are critical for setting the tone of the...

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Extracting ourselves from negativity.

So there I was sitting in a tin can, and the world was tumbling around me. My blood pressure was...

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The Fool’s Workshop: The next week

After we learn to sit still we can delve a little deeper into the machine. The next few steps are...

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The Fool’s Workshop: First 3 Days

I took my family to The Magical Kingdom the other day, My three and a half year old daughter wanted...

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But what if…

We’ve all been there, fear masticates on our innards and we freeze even though we know that the risk:reward ratio...

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Relationships

Whether we’re poised on an apple crate talking with a friend over a bottle of wine snickering about awkward linguistics...

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God’s playground

Life is so much more than God’s classroom. I don’t know about you, but “classroom” conjures up images of Sister...

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Expanding and contracting

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate and hate leads to...

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Just let go

There I stood, covered in sweat, my blood pressure was probably high enough to send that aqueous oxygen juice to...

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The skill set

Let’s face it sitting for a half hour doesn’t have the same lure as being naked with your favorite supermodel....

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Watching the Jabberwock from beneath the Tumtum tree

Anxiety is probably one of the biggest challenges we face when we sit. Sometimes resting our awareness on it will...

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Integrate

When I first came to Japan, I worked as an actor on Japanese TV dramas and reenactments. One day while...

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Too busy to sit

Yes it happens to the best of us; we’re too busy to sit. The past couple of days I’ve been...

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The fool’s challenge

Sitting, just sitting, is probably one of the hardest things to do. Your nose itches, or you feel bloated, or...

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The beginning

  So there I was standing in Powell’s bookstore with a wad of cash and nothing I wanted to read....

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