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, creativity, and how to live life. My friend bought it for me because, he claimed,…

Hey all, it’s your resident eco-friendly Lesbro here. Had to post this today because it is AWESOME: How are everyone’s preparations for July’s Low-Impact Consumption Month going? We are challenging you not to accept a single plastic bag from a store for the entire month, and let people know why you are acting this strangely.…

cassmaster P says: I have never liked playing Scrabble. Recently, someone I care about asked, “But why do you hate it so much? You should like it, you’re a writer.” And I couldn’t articulate exactly what it is about the game that is such a turn-off to me. It’s more than the fact that I…

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 to say that gardening is meditative. But few have meditated as long and as earnestly…

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Davee Evans is a Shambhala practitioner just returned to San Francisco from Portland. He’s a software and usability engineer, mostly for startups in Silicon Valley. He graduated from MIT with a degree in mathematics, where he also tried out his first weekend meditation retreat. Lately he’s particularly interested in Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist terminology.

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