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Casual Sex on the Buddhist Path?

posted by idpguestblog

I was hanging out with a friend recently and she saw David R. Loy’s book, Money, Sex, War, Karma, on my coffee table and picked it up and excitedly turned to the chapter on sex. She told me she HAD […]

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Right Speech: Candidness 1, Political Correctness 0

posted by rewriteable

by Lauren Bulfin “We’ve had an anonymous complaint,” began my supervisor Cesar sounding oddly hesitant for a man so bounding with aggression that he often throws office supplies at our heads for no reason. “The music is too loud. And […]

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House of Cards

posted by Stillman Brown

Stillman Brown is the seventh member of the band (after Nigel Godrich). I haven’t been taken with the beauty of a music video in a while (Zero 7 had a good one back in the day), but Radiohead’s “House of […]

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Eat Local? Whatever

posted by cassmaster

A few readers of the One City blog brought up a great point last week in response to my post about organic food, one that I think merits discussion of its own: is “eating local” even more important that eating […]

Truth and Reality

posted by Jerry Kolber

For the last few years I have been producing reality television shows, an interesting crossroads of storytelling, documentary, and mockumentary. A key component of all of these shows is the interview.  Part confessional, part narrative device, partly real and partly […]

Acknowledging interdependence: random acts of kindness, the power of blogs, and the awesomeness of communities (virtual and otherwise)

posted by sarahnyc

Cassie’s cute kid videos remind me of a random act of kindness I heard about a few weeks ago via the internet. A four-year-old girl who was heartbroken over the death of her dog wrote the following letter (with help […]

For Levity…

posted by eva

Hey everyone, These made me laugh, so I thought I would share them… Kids are cool. Love, cassmaster P

Integral Activism – the “I”, the “you and I”, and the “we”

posted by omphalina

Let’s start of the post with some fun clips of the Day-long Arts Retreat on August 23rd, 2008:

A Dramatic Experiment

posted by Emily Herzlin

This past Saturday the ID Project had its first ever day-long arts retreat. It was an event that I had been looking forward to for a while, so much so that I put off taking my assistant teacher certification exam […]

. . .and your ass will follow?

posted by Greg Zwahlen

In 1996, when I was nineteen, Parliament-Funkadelic landed the mothership on the mall of the university campus where I lived, just outside of Washington, DC. It was a free show on a warm spring night, open to the general public, […]

Death to the Magazines! Or, Why Blog-Writing is the Best Writing Ever…

posted by Ethan Nichtern

Stillman Brown’s post last week about blogging got me thinking about media in general, and I wanted to write a post in conversation with it. The fact that I can do that alone says a lot about what so amazing […]

Dealing (or not dealing) With Anger

posted by idpguestblog

A few weeks ago, I freaked out…on a cat. Granted, the cat was being an asshole- yes, cats can be assholes, but my reaction caught me completely off guard. I experienced a sudden surge of anger and it obviously wasn’t […]

Are We Always Making Babies?

posted by rewriteable

ARE WE ALWAYS MAKING BABIES? My Take On Interdependence. Saturday Guest Blog by Imprfectionist Not long ago, a friend of mine, a former girlfriend, sent me a birth announcement. She had recently delivered a baby girl, and I was on […]

Is buying organic worth the extra $$?

posted by cassmaster

This summer I resolved to save a little money by cooking meals at home instead of going out all the time. Breakfast was easy: Cheerios, soymilk, banana, done. But when it came time to shop for meals at the grocery […]

Is Blogging “Real” Writing?

posted by Stillman Brown

Stillman Brown is furrowing his brow in a literary manner. Candorville, a webcomic by Darrin Bell, says it perfectly. Have you followed the link? Honestly and truly? Good. In college I decided to be a writer, to just go for […]

Vacation vs. Retreat

posted by eva

cassmaster P muses… Leisure vs. Contemplation… Coupled vs. Alone… (Yes, I do realize the polarized nature of this post… please indulge me anyway) I went to Cape Cod for 10 days last week on a real, legitimate VACATION. My first […]

Discuss the Integral Activism Meeting before it happens. Right here. Right now.

posted by omphalina

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…That’s right – this coming Sunday, August 24th, 2008 from 12 to 2pm, we will be having the one and only Integral Activism Meeting at the Lila Center. Come one, come all. There is an exciting agenda planned […]

When Recycling’s the Least of Your Worries

posted by Emily Herzlin

I returned to my apartment in the middle of the day on a Friday. Upon strolling down the block I was greeted with a foul stench in the air – a mix of rotting newspapers and dust and orange rinds […]

A jazz funeral in Brooklyn

posted by Greg Zwahlen

This past Saturday afternoon I was out running in my neighborhood when I passed a New Orleans-style parade and wake. A jazz funeral, that is, something I can’t say I’ve ever seen in Brooklyn before. It quickly became clear to […]

Movie Review (and Book Recommendation): The Wackness and The Cure for Grief

posted by Ethan Nichtern

There are two kinds of nostalgia narratives, or rather, two poles of possibility – and a wide spectrum in between – from which historical storytelling can work.

Can a nation share bad karma?

posted by cassmaster

Reading international news these days can make anyone anxious or upset: a war in Iraq that’s dragging on for years, a new war between Russia and Georgia that could get even worse, a war in Afghanistan no one’s talking about, […]

Insight, Meditation, and The Usefulness of Strip Clubs

posted by Stillman Brown

Unlike Richard Feynman, Stillman Brown does not do his best thinking in strip joints (see below). The July 28 issue of the New Yorker (still the finest magazine in the world, despite the ill-advised, un-satirical Obama cover) had an article […]

A quick hello

posted by eva

Hi there. Life is so weird, so unpredictable. Right? I just spent the last 24 hours basically living at Bellvue hospital because one of my friends got hit by a car. She is in a coma. I just sit beside […]

Progress towards going back to the sack

posted by omphalina

Hello all. I am a new blogger here on OneCity. My name is Kirsten (aka rewriteable). I am going to be regularly writing about topics and updates related to IDP’s Integral Activism project. As Stillman Brown recently posted, the Integral […]

I’m Laughing at Clouds

posted by Emily Herzlin

Sunday night I went to a friend’s going away party. The party was fun and a lot of my close friends were there, but there were two things that bothered me throughout the evening. One was personal, one was more […]

speaking of Beijing . ..

posted by Greg Zwahlen

John Massengale, a prominent architect and sometime colleague of Robert A.M. Stern, has a great recent post about all of the new architecture in Beijing. Many architects have been praising the scale and audacity of both the Beijing building boom […]

Beijing Olympics: Interdependence Ties The Mind into a Goddamn Pretzel

posted by Ethan Nichtern

So, Friday’s opening ceremony is widely being heralded as the coolest choreography since…well…maybe ever. Co-Directed by Zhang Yimou, the director who created Raise the Red Lantern and Hero (one of the coolest visual movies ever), it was pretty off the […]

The Livable Streets Movement

posted by Greg Zwahlen

In the wake of Eva’s recent post about the relative merits of New York and other progressive cities, it seemed like the right time to highlight a few good things happening locally (and elsewhere). All of the groups highlighted below […]

Once More Unto the Breach, Dear…Teeth…

posted by Emily Herzlin

This story shall the hygienist teach her intern; And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be drilled and bonded – We few, we happy few, we […]

Wideos! “Space, here I come!”

posted by theidproject

Dear Gov. Paterson, We Are Integral Activists

posted by Stillman Brown

Exciting times at our Back to the Sack effort, ya’ll! On Friday, we sent a letter to Governor Paterson calling for him to let NYC keep its more progressive recycling bill. Attached to the letter was a petition with over […]

Read This Book Yesterday!

posted by Ethan Nichtern

So, the father of the American community organizing lineage, Saul Alinsky, was someone whose book I read in—or rather, during—college (I had a great habit of reading voraciously, but rarely what was assigned). But in rereading his classic, Rules for […]

East Coast vs. West Coast

posted by cassmaster

After a beautiful week in Seattle and Portland, visiting friends and participating in the PNWA writers’ conference (so many manuscripts! so little time!), I’ve started having day-dreams about moving west. One week isn’t much to base an opinion on, but […]

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posted 3:54:40pm May. 02, 2010 | read full post »

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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