Month: June 2007

links for 2007-06-17

In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind – New York Times As summer looms, students at dozens of schools across the country are trying hard to be in the present moment. This is what is known as mindfulness training, in which stress-reducing techniques drawn from Buddhist meditation are wedged between reading and (tags: education children mindfulness nyt)

Sweet Potato Lentil Kale Soup Recipe

I love everything about this soup — the way it looks, the way it tastes, the different textures and how easy it is to make. It makes a fine meal all by itself. If you try it, I’d love to hear your experience. 1 c. dried lentils (your choice… this time I used French green, but have had lovely results with red and the black beluga ones too.) 6 c. low-sodium organic vegetable broth (or cooking liquid of your choice) 1 onion, chopped up a few cloves of garlic, smashed or sliced 3 sweet potatoes or yams, all chopped up 1 or 2 bunches of lacinato kale (or greens of your choice) 1 splash of olive oil 1 tbsp curry powder (or to taste) Splash a little olive oil in the bottom of a big pot and sauté garlic and onion for a few minutes until fragrant and translucent. Then toss in everything but the kale and bring it to a boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes, then toss in the kale. Simmer for 15 …

Follow the Sound

This article in Wired, A Shocking Idea: Nerves Might Run on Sound, Not Electricity, might explain why music’s such a healing tonic. Lately I’ve been self-medicating with a daily regimen of tracks from: Bjork – Volta (itunes) Favorites: Earth Intruders, Innocence, Wanderlust Tori Amos – American Girl Posse (itunes) Favorites: Big Wheel, Almost Rosey Rufus Wainwright – Release the Stars (itunes) Favorites: Going to a Town, Do I Disappoint You? Voxtrot – Voxtrot (itunes) Favorites: Kid Gloves, Brother in Conflict Feist – The Reminder (itunes) Favorites: I Feel It All, 1234 I’m also loving Andrew Kuo’s Earl Boykins site, expressing musical data and opinion in bright infographics. Here’s his graphical analysis of the new Voxtrot self-titled album:

links for 2007-06-09

Green With Glamour. Go Green. Stay Stylish. Cute new online LA based shop with home, clothes and gifts — like vivre with a conscience. (tags: Green environment home shopping fashion clothing design furniture house stores) Viesso – Custom Furniture Affordable modern furniture custom upholstered in 3 weeks with environmentally friendly options. Customize and order online; physical “lounge” in LA. (tags: furniture design green home shopping custom modern sustainability)

links for 2007-06-08

Michael Pollan: Beyond the Bar Code: The Local Food Revolution (Bioneers) …There’s nothing more hardheaded or realistic than building and defending local food economies. Indeed, to do so is a matter not of sentiment, but of critical importance to national security and public health. (tags: local food sustainable michaelpollan energy sovereignty health security)

links for 2007-06-07

Sorapot – Joey Roth’s modern teapot made from glass, stainless steel beautiful modern teapot for green and white tea that are temperature sensitive. reminds me a little of old-school drive-through bank pneumatic tubes. (tags: design teapot tea food home kitchen modern elegant)

links for 2007-06-01

Recent Thanks on Ma.gnolia lovely social feature — can express gratitude for other people’s links and bookmarks on ma.gnolia. (I’ve been using it for travel notes at (tags: thanks gratitude links bookmarks socialsoftware)