Pico Iyer thinks meditation is a gated community. He's wrong.

barry-graham:

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I like much of Pico Iyer’s writing, but, as this article reminds me, he regards contemplative practice as the domain of the 1%. Like another elitist/classist, Thich Nhat Hanh, he either assumes that everyone has the money and leisure to attend retreats, or else he is only interested in…

Triumph Brewing eight tap sampler.

Triumph Brewing eight tap sampler.

At Triumph Brewing in New Hope. BEERDAY

At Triumph Brewing in New Hope. BEERDAY

Beer day stop two. Flounder brewing in Hillsborough NJ.

Beer day stop two. Flounder brewing in Hillsborough NJ.

Pulled pork, smoked brisket, and grass fed burger sliders at the Trap Rock brewery

Pulled pork, smoked brisket, and grass fed burger sliders at the Trap Rock brewery

Beer sampler at Trap Rock.

Beer sampler at Trap Rock.

. @drossome meets Louie C. Kat

. @drossome meets Louie C. Kat

. @drossome meets Louie C. Kat

. @drossome meets Louie C. Kat

Y’all rave about these so I tried them. Great prank, like when Milo Minderbinder sold chocolate covered cotton.

Y’all rave about these so I tried them. Great prank, like when Milo Minderbinder sold chocolate covered cotton.

The Show Stopper at Mac Attack gourmet cheesery in Montclair. Burger with grilled cheese sandwiches for buns.

The Show Stopper at Mac Attack gourmet cheesery in Montclair. Burger with grilled cheese sandwiches for buns.

Say Hi to Bogie, Ms Bacall. You were both one of a kind.

Say Hi to Bogie, Ms Bacall. You were both one of a kind.

Grover Cleveland’s nickname was Uncle Jumbo. (Don’t ask) The Cloverleaf tavern burger is named after him.

Grover Cleveland’s nickname was Uncle Jumbo. (Don’t ask) The Cloverleaf tavern burger is named after him.

Robin Williams and Depression

thesofiya:

Robin Williams is said to have suffered from severe depression before he took his own life. I’ve been in that boat for a long time myself as a bipolar person, and I cannot emphasize enough how much reaching out to people, and getting professional help helped me. I know how hard it is to find the…

Silence is Not an Option

roxanegay:

Another young black man has been gunned down. His name was Mike Brown. He was unarmed.

My [redacted] e-mailed me because she knew I would be upset about this story, because she knows all of my heart, and all I could say in response was, “I am numb.”

I don’t care if Mike Brown was going to…