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Love List: Cinco de Mayo

Love List: Cinco de Mayo

Posted 05 May 2011 | By | Categories: beauty, bhutan, book, books, culture, documentary, film, Films, food, happiness, interconnected, music, new zealand, taste | 1 Comment

Kia ora, hola, and happy Cinco de Mayo! Eight inspiring, educational, beautiful and delicious things to see, hear, read, eat and watch.

Enjoying Calliflower with Peter Senge

Enjoying Calliflower with Peter Senge

Posted 23 July 2008 | By | Categories: better world, books, consciousness, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, interconnected, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

A recent live talk with Peter Senge through Calliflower introduced me both to this great tool for conference calls and webinars and Senge’s compelling new book, The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World. Calliflower impressed me with sophisticated features for managing and participating in calls with an […]

Book Notes from New Zealand

Book Notes from New Zealand

Posted 22 July 2008 | By | Categories: books, travel | 1 Comment

On Monday, I visited the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington for a discussion on ‘first fictions’ with the writers of two of last year’s most highly praised debut novels here. Mary McCallum (The Blue ) and Susan Pearce (Acts of Love) explored the themes and process of creating their books with Kate Duignan, […]

Saga Dawa at Mt Kailash, Tibet

Saga Dawa at Mt Kailash, Tibet

Posted 16 June 2008 | By | Categories: about me, better world, books, consciousness, culture, environment, people, photography, travel | No Comments

Today you can see this photo I took of Robert Thurman standing in front of Mt. Kailash in the San Francisco Chronicle, accompanying a great interview with Robert by David Ian Miller, “Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman on Why the Dalai Lama Matters,” about his new book, Why the Dalai Lama Matters. In the picture, Robert […]

My Fingers Wear Pants… and Read Books

My Fingers Wear Pants… and Read Books

Posted 16 April 2008 | By | Categories: advertising, books, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, funny, marketing, nyc, shopping, video | No Comments

I had noted “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” by Sloane Crosley as a book to read, but without a sense of urgency. … I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley from Book Videos on Vimeo .

Poems On Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Posted 12 March 2008 | By | Categories: better world, books, consciousness, creativity, culture, emily approved, happiness, health, interconnected, love, people, poetry, senses | 1 Comment

Poems and notes from a delightful talk with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Bokara Legendre (filmed for her “Conversations with…” series for LinkTV, so surely you can see it soon too.)

The Latest Issuu

Posted 20 February 2008 | By | Categories: advertising, art, better world, books, branding, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, photography, product review, sustainability, technology, webstuff | No Comments

Copenhagen-based ISSUU invites everyone to upload and turn their documents into beautiful turn-the-page magazine experiences for free. Once uploaded, people can bookmark, share and comment on it. Text is searchable so the document is easy to find. You can subscribe to an RSS feed of publications. Finally, you can also post and embed Issuu documents […]

links for 2008-02-19: Your Inner Fish

links for 2008-02-19: Your Inner Fish

Posted 19 February 2008 | By | Categories: animals, books, links, science | No Comments

So looking forward to reading Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Billion Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin, after these two fascinating articles on it today: Hiccups are Your Inner Fish Breathing Consider hiccups. These spasms in our diaphragms are triggered by electric signals generated in the brain stem, which […]

links for 2008-02-15

links for 2008-02-15

Posted 15 February 2008 | By | Categories: books, links, music, nyc, photography | No Comments

Photos from 18th Annual Tibet House Benefit Great photos by Kathryn Yu from a fantastic concert including Sufjan Stevens, Ray Davies, Tom Verlaine, Band of Horses, Nawang Khechog, monks from the Drepung Gomang monastery, Philip Glass, Phamie Gow, Ashley MacIsaac, and Marisa Monte (tags: concert photos tibethouse) Choose from over 180,000 new releases and classics […]

Kenro Izu: Bhutan: The Sacred Within

Kenro Izu: Bhutan: The Sacred Within

Posted 05 November 2007 | By | Categories: art, better world, books, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, flowers, gardening, happiness, interconnected, love, nyc, observations, people, photography | Comments Off on Kenro Izu: Bhutan: The Sacred Within

Kenro Izu, “Druk #131”, Taksang Monastery, Paro, Bhutan 2003 Kenro Izu: Bhutan, the Sacred Within November 2, 2007–February 18, 2008 Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 What a treat to hear Kenro Izu talk with Owen Flanagan at the Rubin Museum of Art in conjunction with the opening of […]

The Principles of Uncertainty with Maira Kalman

The Principles of Uncertainty with Maira Kalman

Posted 26 October 2007 | By | Categories: art, books, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, food, funny, happiness, love, music, nyc, people, product review, typography, women | 1 Comment

Mocha cream cake from Maira Kalman’s mother’s bakery on Johnson Avenue in Riverdale, NY (see p.246-247), served at a celebration for the release of The Principles of Uncertainty at the NYPL. Do you engage with pleasure, curiosity, fun and celebration (with time for naps) in the face of the tragedy of the day? Do you […]

Deep Thoughts with Claire Nouvian

Deep Thoughts with Claire Nouvian

Posted 21 October 2007 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, books, creativity, culture, design, happiness, health, interconnected, love, passions, science, sustainability, technology, travel, women | No Comments

Recommended musical accompaniment: Deep Water (iTunes) by Seal Claire Nouvian sailing in Penobscot Bay for a session on “Oceans in Balance” at Pop!Tech, off the coast of Maine. (More photos from Pop!Tech 2007) Claire Nouvian, a documentary filmmaker, thinks really deep thoughts about the ocean and its inhabitants. She’s especially concerned about how we relate […]

Sighing, Laughing, Howling

Sighing, Laughing, Howling

Posted 31 July 2007 | By | Categories: activism, art, books, culture, funny, Literary, poetry, women | No Comments

ROFLOL from Hanna Gersen’s “Sigh,” a hilarious mad-libbed urban feminist reframing of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl.“