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Stillman Brown is a photographer, writer, and meditation practitioner living in Brooklyn, NY. He loves apple pie and retreats at Karme Choling. He blogs about his photo experiences at: http://www.stillmanbrownphoto.com/blog/

Can Meditation Solve the Tragedy of the Commons?

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By Stillman Brown I’ve recently become a fan of NPR’s Planet Money podcast. Similar to it’s public radio brother-in-arms, This American Life, Planet Money is an informative, humorous look at economics issues that carries some intellectual weight. A recent show […]

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On Staying Motivated

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By Stillman Brown This Monday was the last meeting of fall Heartcore Dharma class series. We met, meditated, and had a discussion, after which most of the class adjourned to the East Village for cheap (and somewhat flavorless) Indian food […]

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“Getting To Yes” – Unintentionally Mindful?

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By Stillman Brown I had a fight with a close friend last week, one of those wrenching, existential blowouts where you argue each other in to a kind of hysteria of extreme positions and begin asking yourself, “who is this […]

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“Sit Down Rise Up” From Behind the Lens

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Volunteer (and One City blogger) Paul Griffin with the streets to himself at dawn By Stillman Brown For 24 hours last Friday and Saturday volunteers from the ID Project sat in the large display windows at ABC Carpet & Home […]

Sit Down Rise Up: Come Say Hello!

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By Stillman Brown If you live in New York, take a stroll by ABC Home and Carpet at Broadway and 19th St. before tomorrow at 7PM to lend your support (or just say hi) to the ID Project’s Sit Down […]

Heartcore Dharma: Always (and Only) Be Cheerful

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By Stillman Brown This week’s Heartcore Dharma discussion at the I.D. Project ended with a short contemplative meditation and discussion led by Juan-Carlos on the Lojong slogan of the week: Always Maintain Only a Joyful Mind This particular slogan, and […]

Heartcore Dharma Drawing

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Michelle Provenzano is a New York-based artist and I.D. Project regular who is often inspired to create drawings as part of her engagement with the Heartcore Dharma series. Here is a drawing inspired by Monday’s discussion on The Three Disciplines. 

The Balloon Boy Story: Suffering Exemplified

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The Balloon Boy story – a Colorado family released a UFO-like weather balloon and pretended their son was aboard to garner media attention – has gotten weirder and weirder since it’s inception as a relatively mundane Child In Crisis news […]

Heartcore Dharma: Obstacles to Generosity

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By Stillman Brown The first part of last night’s Heartcore Dharma class at the Interdependence Project was spent discussing dana, or the quality and practice of generosity. This got me thinking about one aspect of generosity with which I have shamefully […]

What Book Would You Grab on a Sinking Ship?

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By Stillman Brown A quick Heartcore Dharma update: In case you missed it, last night Acharya Eric Spiegel rocked the Interdependence Project in New York with a guest lecture on the Bodhisattva vow. Be sure to check the ID Project […]

The Comfort of Wherever You Are

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by Stillman Brown I wasn’t able to make it to last night’s Heartcore Dharma class on “Aspiring and Entering Bodhicitta,” so I thought I’d blog about something more personal. Several weeks ago, the partner of a good friend of mine was […]

Monday Night Heartcore Dharma: Bodhisattvas Have More Fun

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“We can practice as Bodhisattvas in one moment and practice as devils in the next moment…We can have characteristics of the Bodhisattva at any time.”  -Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara Last night saw the launch of a new Heartcore Dharma Ongoing […]

Dances With Skunks: My Summer Dathun

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Folks who’ve been to Karme Choling, Shambhala’s retreat center in the Green Mountains, agree that it’s a pretty special place. After all the striving and frustration and noise of daily life, it’s extraordinary to find yourself in a spacious, verdant […]

Summer Time is Retreat Time

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Last summer I sat an introductory seven day retreat at Shambhala’s Karme Choling, in Vermont. After seven days of sitting and walking meditation, delicious food (much of the produce was grown in Karme Choling’s garden), and some of the nicest […]

The Strange Institution of Death

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Last weekend I attended my very first funeral for the son of close family friends. His death, at ten years old, was a tragedy. While his passing wasn’t unexpected – he had been sick with several different types of cancer […]

Dharma Art: Michelle Provenzano’s “Brain Friend”

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Inspired by our Hardcore Dharma discussion from week 10 on the 3 Marks of Existence, Michelle Provenzano, a New York-based artist and meditator, created this drawing called “Brain Friend.”.

Hardcore Dharma Week 11: In Conclusion

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It’s the end of an era. After ten weeks of sweet multi-platform hardcore Buddhism learning action, the spring beginner Hardcore Dharma class has come to an end. Last week I wrote about the first meditator and this week I’m going […]

Hardcore Dharma Week 10: Who Was the First Meditator, or Cave Paintings Rock

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“Impermanence is the Nike swoosh of reality … omnipresent, ubiquitous, glaring at us all the time”   -Ethan In the last regular class of this thrilling beginner Hardcore Dharma series (introductory info about Hardcore Dharma here), we talked about the […]

Dharma Art: Michelle Provenzano’s “The Five Hindrances”

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This is New York-based artist Michelle Provenzano‘s take on the 5 Hindrances, our topic for this week’s Hardcore Dharma class.

Hardcore Dharma Week 9: The 5 Hindrances (in Sweet List Form)

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This week’s Hardcore Dharma class was pretty straightforward: You got yer 5 Hindrances and yer three methods of dealing with em’. Git er’ done!  For background on Hardcore Dharma check out my intro post and last week’s thoughts on the […]

Dharma Art: Michelle Provenzano’s “The 3 Yanas”

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Each week, New York-based artist Michelle Provenzano creates a drawing based on our weekly discussion at Hardcore Dharma. Here is her work inspired by the teaching on the 3 Yanas. 

Hardcore Dharma Week 8: The 3 Yanas, or Cultivating “Healthy Revulsion,” or Buddhist Barf Bags

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As we sat to practice last night, below the yoga studio the Bowery was teeming with rush hour traffic and every third driver seemed to be leaning on their horn in frustration and hurry. My first thought was, “I’m glad […]

Hardcore Dharma Week 7: Sharon Salzberg Rocks the House!

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“[Mindfulness] is like walking on a tightrope, [either grasp at something or push away] and you lose your balance and fall… and inevitably what we land on is another tightrope, another opportunity for mindfulness.”  -Sharon Salzberg Last night’s Hardcore Dharma […]

Hardcore Dharma Week 6: How Many Windows Can Your Monkey Watch?

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The official answer: One. Just one. I’ll explain. (If you’re wondering what Hardcore Dharma is, check out my introductory post).  Last night we concluded our discussion of the Eightfold Path by talking about the third sub-division of the path: samadhi, […]

If You’re Going To Slam Buddhism, Get Your Facts Straight

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In a recent post entitled “Up From Buddhism,” Andrew Sullivan quotes a journalist and a blogger who have a less than favorable view of our tradition:  From 2003, John Horgan explains why he gave up on Buddhism: …what troubles me most […]

The Interdependence of Corporations

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Matthew Yglesias is one of my favorite bloggers, a sharp wit, and a dyed-in-the-wool progressive. He has a great post (via Tyler Cowen) about how our notions of corporate nationality (i.e., Apple is an essentially American company, even though very little of […]

Week 5 of Hardcore Dharma: Stay Tuned!

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Hi all, unfortunately our incomparable Ethan Nichtern has the flu (send him your get wells in the comments section) and had to postpone tonight’s beginner Hardcore Dharma class, so my weekly roundup will have to wait.  Instead, I thought I’d […]

Week 4 of Hardcore Dharma: Keep Yourself Warm

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A line from the Thich Nhat Hanh reading for tonight about Right Action caught my eye: “Loneliness cannot be alleviated just by the coming together of two bodies, unless there is good communication, understanding, and loving kindness,” (The Heart of […]

Week 3 of Hardcore Dharma: Is Comedy Right Speech?

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[UPDATED] If you’re just tuning in, check out posts on week 1 and week 2. Apologies to the Hardcore crew. I wasn’t able to be at Hardcore Dharma last night. My excuse is legit but excuses aren’t very hardcore. Recalling […]

Week 2: Hardcore Dharma at the Annoy Ourselves Project

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Last night was the second meeting of the new Hardcore Dharma class, which critics have already hailed as a commercial and critical success. Since our first class books have been purchased and (incomprehensible) sutras puzzled over. We began by reviewing […]

Week 1: Hardcore Dharma is a Go

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“The Buddha didn’t care about malas or incense – he was interested in how the mind works.” -Ethan  For the next nine weeks, Wednesday night at the Interdependence Project will be a teeming morass of Buddhist teaching and inquiry called […]

Photography: Meditation Action Direct (Sort Of)

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Jerry Kolber’s post below jives perfectly (is it blogdipity??) with my recent thoughts on a quote from one of Ian McEwan’s books about the meditative experience of writing. I wondered if writing or painting or composing or are direct routes to a […]

Dreaming in Buddhas

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If I do a session of sitting meditation in a dream does that count as my recommended daily 10-minute session? Eh? No? Dang. I ask because I’ve been dreaming a lot lately. I attribute this, in part, to sleeping more […]

Reality TV: Still Annoying

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My roommate loves The Bachelor and American Idol. And America’s Next Top Model. And Hell’s Kitchen. And True Beauty. In fact, she loves most reality TV and I have to admit her enthusiasm is rubbing off on me in trace […]

Writing: Meditation Action Direct

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Last week’s New Yorker had a great profile of novelist Ian McEwan, the guy who wrote Atonement, among other things (sorry, it’s not available for free online. Abstract here). Nestled at the very end of the piece was a quote […]

Family Is, Like, Important

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My sister was on spring break this week and in New York for a couple of days to hang out with her older brother and get a glimpse of my decadent, rococo-esque blogger’s lifestyle. We ate out, got fancy green […]

Stillman’s Valentine’s Day Mix

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The other morning I was munching my usual bowl of Kashi GoLean Crunch (with added raisins) and listening to the All Songs Considered podcast from NPR. This week’s episode is Lesser-Known Love Songs, bringing together several music journalists and bloggers who […]

Does the New Pepsi Logo Irritate You Too?

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Via Andrew Sullivan and created by Lawrence Yang , a response to the new logo being shoved in our faces everywhere (literally, like, carpet-bombed into our brains): Find it here.

How is Your Practice?

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Very well, dear reader, thank you. I’ve been focusing exclusively on mindfulness-of-the-body-breathing practice for the past few months. It’s the first practice I had instruction in and, since I began practicing regularly two years ago, it’s been my bedrock technique. […]

Chronicle of a Doomed Industry Foretold

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According to journalists newspapers are dying. Now, many journalists work at newspapers, creating a potential conflict-of-interest, but I will give them the benefit of the doubt. Dailies in small cities are nearly disappeared and formerly great papers like the Baltimore […]

Is “Smart Power” a Compassionate Foreign Policy?

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Hendrik Hertzberg’s Talk of the Town piece on the Obama administration’s new direction in foreign policy as iterated by Hillary Clinton during her Senate confirmation hearings caught my eye. He writes:     Thesis: Hard Power. The kind fetishized by […]

Accidental Humor?

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In a typical Something Big’s Coming Up I Wonder What Cute Things Kids Have To Say About It They’re So Cute-type move, The New York Times has collected letters written by children to Barack Obama in advance of inauguration day. […]

A Lyrical Bit

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I took a walk through Central Park yesterday as twilight was falling, the trees like black coral against a sky that was silver at the horizon and powder blue if I looked straight up. I started south from the Met […]

One City Blog: ’08 Was a Good Year

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It’s been quite a year here at the One City blog and while the nature of the internet (and the blogosphere in particular) is to worship the very latest meme, news cycle, or cute animal picture, I feel a little […]

Ain’t It the Truth, Though?

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From Sinfest, by Tatsuya Ishida. 

Beating the Winter Blues with Meditation

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Two of my friends have Seasonal Affective Disorder. One has been diagnosed by a doctor and sits next to harshly bright lamp for twenty minutes every morning before getting on the subway to go to work, which, in my mind, […]

Impermanence in Action: Economy Edition

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During the Presidential campaign, Barack Obama talked a lot about average folks struggling to get by: a teacher keeping up with mortgage payments while sending their kid to college, or a skilled machinist in Ohio who saw his job shipped […]

What Type of People Write This Blog?

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The internet is officially the Coolest Toy Ever. This site, Typealyzer, automatically analyzes the content of a blog and spits out a personality profile of it’s author. Since this is a group blog, the one could assume the result would […]

Internet Curiosities

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Via Andrew Sully this A.M.: Ginger Anyhow has embroidered a series of romantic text messages received 02/06 to 04/07. Running through the photographs gives one a sense of the relationship’s rise and fall in a abstract but deeply intimate way. The act […]

Election Withdrawal

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I’m in the throes of election withdrawal and exhibiting many of the classic symptoms, including: “Confusion, disorientation and agitation and other signs of severe autonomic instability (fever, tachycardia,hypertension).” Another, lesser-known consequence of election withdrawal is uncontrollable creative output. My doctors (two Austrians and […]

Begin: The Era of Obama

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Now that this historic and seemingly endless campaign is over, what next? What will characterize the Era of Obama?

Election 08′ Thread: The Best Writing from the Internet

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Note: I’ll be updating periodically throughout the day. Submit your stories, videos, and links in the comments section! I voted this morning at 8:15 after waiting on line for 45 minutes in the humid, bustling gymnasium at the elementary school […]

A Slight Difference in Tone

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I’m guessing about 30% of you saw Barack Obama’s half-hour infomercial last night. It’s worth watching as an example of the gentlest, most inviting, come-in-and-have-a-freshly-baked-cookie political propaganda that has ever been created in the history of political propaganda. But propaganda […]

Andrew Sullivan on Blogging

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The Atlantic has (finally) brought back the informal video podcast discussions between two of my very favorite bloggers, Andrew Sullivan and Marc Ambinder. Sullivan, as you may know, ranks among the most-visited single-author blogs in the galaxy and Ambinder, as […]

Soothing Videos for Ya’ll

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My apologies to the One City community, I got caught up watching the final debate last night and neglected to pen something substantive for this AM. It was fun to watch McCain turn himself into the Incredible Edible Angry Old […]

Refuge Vow Reax

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Last Thursday I wrote about my anxiety leading up to the ID Project’s “Becoming a Buddhist” retreat, where Acharya Eric Spiegel would administer the Refuge Vow to those of us who felt ready to officially declare our intention to study […]

On Commitment

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I am commitment averse. I’m not a hopeless case – I can still show up to meetings and maintain a long-term relationship and care for a puppy, etc., but I often have trouble sticking to the broader commitments in my […]

Compulsive Honesty in the Face of Massive Lying Liars

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I am suddenly compelled to tell people the truth. Last night into this morning I’ve been blurting out honest things about myself and the world, sometimes related to the conversation, sometimes not. I think it’s because there’s so much lying […]

“The Madness of Spies” by John Le Carre

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Spies hold a privileged space in the popular imagination – they are keepers of the kind of terrible secrets that are necessary to sheild our peace of mind (or so we assume), and they take on the characteristics of the […]

House of Cards

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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 […]

Is Blogging “Real” Writing?

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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 […]

Insight, Meditation, and The Usefulness of Strip Clubs

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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 […]

Dear Gov. Paterson, We Are Integral Activists

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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 […]

Fine. Fuck you. Hit the Cushion.

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Stillman Brown is not impressed with your fireworks. I recently entered a state of amorous crush (crushiness?) and this passage from Pema Chodron’s book The Places That Scare You made me squirm with uncomfortable self-recognition. She is talking about the […]

(un)Mindful Friday Silliness

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Hi all, Stillman here. My thoughts on last week’s retreat at at Karme Choling will be up early next week. In the meantime, bounce with my mans Bert & Ernie. Word.

I Have 7 Days to Get Enlightened

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Stillman Brown is on vaca-, uh, retreat. Tomorrow I embark upon my first meditation retreat, at Karme Choling in Vermont, with my kid sister and the fearless and jovial Ethan Nichtern. A familiar mixture of anxiety and innocuous, bubbling excitement […]

In Defense of Obama Idealism

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Stillman Brown’s blood pressure is peaking. This week’s Talk of the Town is by George Packer, who is consistently one of the finest reporters working today, and he writes about Obama’s need to re-define his message on Iraq to match […]

The Bag Monster Says…

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…show up to the ID Project’s Integral Activism meeting on Sunday June 29 at the Lila center! Our current project is to reduce and, eventually, ban plastic bag usage in New York City. It’s ambitious and complex, and we need […]

Why Meditate?

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Here’s one reason: Daniel Goldman, author of Emotional Intelligence, giving a TED talk about compassion. He says: “Why don’t we [help others]? I think this speaks to a spectrum that goes from complete self-absorption to noticing, to empathy, and to […]

New York in Black & White

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Stillman Brown only has time for a short post today. Hi all, follow the link for some wonderful photographs of New York as far back as 1885. I’ve always been captivated by the look and concept of New York as […]

I’m Voting Republican

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Ethan’s find last week was better, but this is still pretty funny:

Idle is the New Ambitious

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Stillman Brown is a Senior Fellow at the Ida May Gurkis Institute for Idleness. He has not published since 1983. For graduation last year I was given Tom Hodgkinson’s How to Be Idle, a somewhat-revolutionary, pseudo-intellectual, rather-Marxist treatise on idling, […]

Dharma in the Dirt

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Stillman here. In case you haven’t already seen it (and I assume many of you have), the New York Times had a wonderful story about gardener and Buddhist practitioner Wendy Johnson a while back. A bit: It is a cliché […]

Buddhism Undercover

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Rumors are circulating on the Hill today that Stillman Brown has privately urged Hillary Clinton to drop out before August. I became good friends with my freshman-year college roommate, Matt M. He was a south Floridian and perpetually a little […]

The Interdependence of Illicit Trade

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Stillman Brown has been on sabbatical from the One City blog while researching a book he is co-authoring with Sean Hannity. The working title is Liberals and Other Single-Celled Organisms. He is happy to be back. A few Sundays ago […]

Friday Afternoon Wrap-Up

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Your brain is fried, you’ve tried meditating or working out at your desk but it’s no use – the weekend looms like a beautiful giant rainbow of free time and you want out of the office. Stop straining and enjoy […]

Altered Senses: Insight or Just a Free High?

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By Stillman Brown I have a recurring phenomenon that arises when I’m meditating: my vision becomes slightly blurry and everything in my field of sight is tinged in white, like the shapes in my room are covered in downy white […]

The Buddha In His Own Words

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A friend of mine has a friend who recently saw a play, “The Buddha – In His Own Words” and recommended it to me. When pressed about it he said, simply, “it’s supposed to be good.” It’s not much of […]

Cutting Through the Hype

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By Stillman Brown Regular readers know I’ve been swept up in the cacophony of chatter surrounding the race for the Democratic presidential nominee. Some of my commentary, I feel, has been worth reading, mostly for it’s entertainment value. Some, not […]

A Question about Taking Life

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By Stillman Brown A few weeks ago, my roommate Becca and I were eating Chinese and watching Scrubs reruns on Comedy Central when a small, fast-moving gray object streaked out from under the futon and disappeared into a small ring […]

Ask Stillman!

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This week, I’ll be posting replies to a few of the many emails I receive from eager readers. Dear Stillman, I’m a successful graphic designer living in Brooklyn. I’m married to my college sweetheart and on the weekends I play […]

Political Musings and an Irish Guy Named Pat

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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, […]

Act Local! Think Local Too!

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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

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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. […]

Paranoid Delegate Dreams (And Other Ravings)

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By Stillman Brown On Tuesday night at 11:50 PM I was in bed, under the covers, trying to sleep, my mind buzzing with the contents of Wednesday. The commute, the girl I like, the fax machine at work haunted by […]

The Areas of My (non)Expertise

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By Stillman Brown My areas of expertise are thin, scraggly, and can’t support much more than weeds. This week I find myself drawn towards a subject about which I am singularly unqualified to pontificate upon: politics. I’ve been eating and […]

45 Ways to Deconstruct Cosmo

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I know it’s not my day, but I thought I’d share this with the many eager readers of One City (“The O.C.” for short). We bloggers are on a strict rotation, so I hope I’m not stepping on anyone’s toes, […]

Shoelace

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By Stillman Brown I’ve watched my shoelace get progressively shorter. The lace in question is attached to the right-side partner of a pair of black leather Kenneth Coles known as my Work Shoes (formerly, my Interview Shoes and before that, […]

God and “Living Biblically”

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By Stillman Brown For Christmas, one of my several thousand close friends gave me The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. It’s about one man (an editor at Esquire) who attempts to live for a year by following the […]

Christmas Light Economics

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By Stillman Brown I’m spending Christmas at my mom’s house in Connecticut, taking advantage of good food, laundry machines, and family warmth, all free of charge. Driving through her neighborhood of modest colonial style homes a few nights ago on […]

Can you Levitate?

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By Stillman Brown When I first started meditating I found myself trying to explain exactly what I was doing to a close friend. I’ve found it’s hard to describe without sounding obscure or over-complicating the whole thing. “I sit and […]

Oh, I’m mindful of girls…all the time.

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By Stillman Brown The world is going to shit. George Packer observes that “Religiosity-as opposed to religion-now completely infects our politics,” the earth isn’t being saved fast enough, and the Colts have no chance of winning the Super Bowl. Am […]

Practical Revelation: Fritjof Capra and “The Corporation”

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By Stillman Brown Sometimes it happens that two works of art, perfectly innocuous on their own, come to my attention at the same time and spark like the copper teeth on jumper cables, red and black making a small electrical […]

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