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New Will.i.am Obama Video

posted by Ethan Nichtern

Like the last one, this one is Gap-Style cheesey, majorly cringe-inducing (more than the first), yet sorta catchy and somehow tugs at the heartstrings (less than the first). Maybe it’s just cuz I’m a triple cancer. But posts have been […]

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Political Musings and an Irish Guy Named Pat

posted by Stillman Brown

A couple of Fridays ago, I was in a bar on West 48th nursing a Hoegaarden and trying to salvage a date that was quickly moving into no-man’s land when an Irish fellow named Pat (it could have been Nat, […]

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Why Make Art?

posted by streetlegalplay

  Recently, one of my artist friends who became involved in meditation and Buddhism described her changing relationship to her art.  “I used to paint from the I, and now that my perception is changing, so is my art.”  She spoke […]

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I.D. Project Members Get Big Press

posted by Ethan Nichtern

All, Two articles just came out in major media outlets about I.D. Project community members! This first one is the Salon.com piece about Noah Levine and myself. I think it’s a great article, well-written by a friend of mine. I […]

Miriam Greenspan on Moving from Grief to Gratitude

posted by eva

Hey! Please check out this amazing interview with Buddhist psychologist, Miriam Greenspan. Her exposition on grief and “dark” emotions is some of the wisest advice I have ever heard. This is really really really worth reading, especially if you have […]

Day of Action – Recap now up on the web

posted by Ethan Nichtern

All the initial work we did on our Integral Activism Plastic Bag initiative is now up on the I.D. Project Site HERE. It was fun for the whole family. We’ll be planning a lot of stuff in the coming days, […]

Post Valentine’s Post #2

posted by streetlegalplay

Piggy-backing off Eva’s post, here’s an interesting site of letters-never-sent…love and other:   www.letterineversent.com I also have 3 love/lust related pieces up on All Things Girl at the moment….let me know your thoughts! http://allthingsgirl.net/writings/ —–<—@ x 12 -Sarah

Post-Valentine

posted by cassmaster

Probably the best Post Secret in weeks is up right now: www.postsecret.blogspot.com And here’s some art to look at while you come down off the chocolate high: www.taramcpherson.com That’s all I got. Happy Friday.

Fairness in voting? Can it be?

posted by cassmaster

Forgive me for blogging out of turn, but I just read this article on Salon “you are a dork who reads political blogs” dot com and thought this might be a dharma issue for One City peeps to ponder. As […]

Krugman vs. Obama – Paul’s Got Brass Knuckles

posted by Ethan Nichtern

I just wrote a letter to the editor at the New York Times. The letter is in response to this Op-Ed piece by Paul Krugman (who usually writes super-intelligently about the economy). The piece is a hatchet job on Barack […]

Poetry and Meditation

posted by streetlegalplay

   “I said to my soul be still and let the darkness come upon me and know it is the Darkness of God.” -T. S. Eliot     There are many poets who are or were also meditators.  Ginsberg.  Stanley Kunitz.  […]

New Year’s what? I don’t even remember

posted by cassmaster

In one of my journals somewhere I have notes about what my New Year’s resolutions were. I’m sure I wrote them down . . . Anyone else remember what theirs were? Have you been keeping them? How’s that going? Mine […]

Act Local! Think Local Too!

posted by Stillman Brown

By Stillman Brown This week I will not be writing about politics. I’m exhausted, frazzled, burned out like a crust of hamburger bun allowed to slip between the grill’s steely teeth and onto the charcoal. I can’t even write a […]

Obama or Clinton? The Best Writing

posted by Stillman Brown

If you’re a liberal/Democrat/progressive/angry young person who is still undecided about who to vote for in tomorrow’s primary, I can help you – With the power of words! These two pieces are the best new writing about a) Obama vs. […]

Forgive Me

posted by Ethan Nichtern

I spent the weekend working on activism for the IDP, and then working for the gentleman in the video below (no not Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas). Then I watched the Superbowl. So many experiences, so little time to […]

Home Miserable Home

posted by streetlegalplay

According to Forbes, New York City is the 4th most miserable city in the nation, after only: 1.  Detroit, Michigan 2.  Stockton, California 3.  Flint, Michigan  The miserable reasons include the average commute time, housing costs, income tax rates, crime statistics, […]

You me and the L train

posted by cassmaster

One of my closest friends announced today that she’ll be leaving New York for Portland in a month. My throat hurts and it’s raining. I haven’t finished the rest of the “Mara” story so I can’t post that. It’s Friday […]

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There were many more good sessions at the Wisdom 2.0 conference this weekend. The intention of the organizers is to post videos. I'll let you know when. Here are some of my notes from a second panel. How do we use modern, social media technologies — such as this blog — to both further o

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Wisdom 2.0
If a zen master were sitting next to the chief technical officer of Twitter, what would they talk about? That sounds like a hypothetical overheared at a bar in San Francisco. But this weekend I saw the very thing at Soren Gordhamer's Wisdom 2.0 conference — named after his book of the same nam

posted 1:43:19pm May. 01, 2010 | read full post »

The Buddha at Work - "All we are is dust in the wind, dude."
"The only true wisdom consists of knowing that you know nothing." - Alex Winter, as Bill S. Preston, Esq. in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"That's us, dude!" - Keanu Reeves, as Ted "Theodore" LoganWhoa! Excellent! I've had impermanence on my mind recently. I've talked about it her

posted 2:20:00pm Jan. 28, 2010 | read full post »

Sometimes You Find Enlightenment by Punching People in the Face
This week I'm curating a guest post from Jonathan Mead, a friend who inspires by living life on his own terms and sharing what he can with others.  To quote from Jonathan's own site, Illuminated Mind: "The reason for everything: To create a revolution based on authentic action. A social movemen

posted 12:32:23pm Jan. 27, 2010 | read full post »

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