No one wanted to join me for Superbowl so I’m having a Me Party at my place! Problem is I forgot to pick up Buffalo Wild Wings and the game has started. Now to figure out how to get someone to deliver them to me…
(Update – I ordered from DoorDash – really cool service! It only charged me the 20%, $3 tip+tax and no additional fees! Plus, their app works unlike UberEats or GrubHub)
Being the major sports fan that I am and succumbing to my family’s pension for being Patriots fans, I only now just realized that the Superbowl is today. But if anyone wants to come watch with me at my place on a big TV with surround sound I’ll order Buffalo Wild Wings and beer and all the Coke Zero and chips and whatever other things you Superbowlers eat and drink.
You just need to tell me when it starts because I have no freaking idea.
“You see, if we take something like any fiction and any holy book and any other fiction and destroyed it, in a thousand years’ time that wouldn’t come back just as it was.
Whereas if we took every science book, and every fact, and destroyed them all, in a thousand years they’d all be back.”
Very interesting faith vs. religion argument here and I’m curious your thoughts, religious or not. I always argue I believe in the “God” everyone believes in. I just believe that the “God” everyone else believes in is just the gap that is human explanation for everything science hasn’t been able to explain yet. And that gap keeps getting smaller and smaller throughout time as scientific knowledge becomes greater.
At one time gravity was God. The sun was God. Lightning was God. Human history was (and to some for some reason still is due to minor gaps still in science) God. So yes, I believe in God. My God is only the beautiful gap in science which cannot be explained and which art, philosophy, and religious literature are formed – but my God is still science, and my anticipation is that he (most likely a she, as this gap is beautiful!) will some day go away, or get smaller over time in favor of this knowledge that remains constant, even 1,000 years later.
The World Economic Forum has written that there can be a model for what constitutes a “mindful city…”– where the city reflects the values of mindfulness and where the practice can be most facilitated in its citizens.
While I do not agree that cities that are “mindfully comfortable” to live in are always the best for one’s personal practice, and even in some cases quite the opposite, — here is the model proposed and followed by the World’s Top 10 Mindful Cities, based on the work proposed by brand strategist and author Jean-Noël Kapferer who offers this identity prism.
“It provides a robust framework for how a city can create a resilient physique, personality, culture and relationship with its citizens, all of which amount to a more mindful environment.”
1. Aarhus, Denmark
2. Luzern, Switzerland
3. Reykjavik, Iceland
4. Bergen, Norway
5. Turku, Finland
6. Vancouver, Canada
7. Amsterdam, Netherlands
8. Auckand, NZ
9. Adelaide, Australia
10. Malmo, Sweden
In another post, I will share a similar list for the U.S. but based on quite different parameters, which includes environments that give rise to a hunger for mindfulness.
Birthday Blessings, Gabrielle Roth, creator of the 5Rhythms dance sequence and social movement, b. February 1, 1941; went dancing elsewhere, 2012
Roth was considered an “urban shaman”, and like all shamans had to source her own healing from early woundings in order to bring others to their unique liberation.
Adept at adapting the ancient trance dance form to modern times, her initiative is now well established in venues across the world.
She had an independent, innovative, airy Aquarius Sun but also 4 planets in earthy Taurus that demanded embodied expression. Her Venus in Capricorn was trined by Uranus in Taurus — so innovative movement was no surprise there.
I was a taker of the 5Rhythms form for a few years but found myself more drawn to partner dancing, sensing less a need to do my own thing and more a need to co-create a moving expression with others.
And that is where I am going tonight.
I’d love to work FOR someone -
benefits, salary, etc. Any early stage startups out there want to hire a developer for cheap that would be willing to have some patience with me while I get in the swing of things? To me this is a win-win opportunity.
I’ll even help you with your marketing if you need. And you get the benefit of my audience of over 700,000 (across all my channels) to help promote your business as well.
As you know I’m running for Public Office at some point. I’m starting to create “Meet the Candidate” events which are like experimental town halls/ community collaborations in crafting political narrative. I expect them to be funny, engaging, blah blah.
Any ideas about WTF I should be doing at these events?
Novice Candidate/ Future Disgraced Politician Kristina Wong
Tributing this week, what I would call “esoteric scientist”, Fritjof Capra, b. Feb 1, 1939, Austria.
Capra, a physicist now based in California, is the author of several books, including The Tao of Physics (1975), The Turning Point (1982), Uncommon Wisdom (1988), The Web of Life (1996), The Hidden Connections (2002) and The Systems View of Life (2014).
He contributed to the screenplay for the 1990 movie Mindwalk, starring Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, and John Heard. The film is loosely based on his book, The Turning Point.
In 1995, he became a founding director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California.
Noting the presence and accomplishments of such immigrants as Capra is what will make America Great Again, if that even matters at all.
The Cosmos is quite indifferent, either way.
It’s early Monday afternoon, and already, Larsen, the mountain goat, needs a break from his vocational duties and aspirational callings.
Do you feel like Larsen?
I do, — a lot.
I like to work and in great spurts, but according to a self-defined rhythm.
My Human Design type – Emotional Manifestor without a defined Ego Center – gives me both permission and necessity to play it syncopated like Larsen.
Truth is — I Am Larsen.
It is suspiciously exuberant for early February in our Northern California days of late.
Who doesn’t like to see the emerging of flowers from their bulbs and the promise that spring-like air brings?
But, we need the rain and the stillness; the flowers and buds are being set up for some harsh treatment when the warm weather front reverses.
Maybe it won’t reverse. Maybe the temperature will continue to rise because, according to Donald Trump, China who unfairly does not like him will cause it so out of spite.
image: Marina Filatova