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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 a Florida native and reluctant Gore voter in 2000, this is a biggie for me:…

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 Obama, and sort of proves that the Democratic establish just really doesn’t get him, and…

   “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.  Anne Waldman.  I feel very connected to this lineage, of pens and cushions, silence and…

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 was something about getting up earlier in the morning. Meditating a little longer. Maybe some…

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 decent simile. In the spirit of last Saturday’s day of action (which I missed), I’m…

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. Clinton and b) why Obama is (let’s face it) the better candidate. George Packer reveals…

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 share. I will blog later in the week, out of turn. For now, please except…

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, and weather.  Read the full list of miserable criteria here: http://www.forbes.com/2008/01/29/detroit-stockton-flint-biz-cz_kb_0130miserable_slide_2.html?thisSpeed=15000       For awhile I’ve been…

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 night and I’m stuck at home, feeling sorry for myself, drinking hot tea, thinking about…

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 ghost of a mean-spirited janitor – the usual stuff. I drifted to politics and…

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Davee Evans

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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