Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2012’
via Brainpickings: beautiful letter by Richard Dawkins to his ten year old daughter on how we know what we know:People sometimes say that you must believe in feelings deep inside, otherwise you’d never be confident of things like ‘My wife loves me’. But this is a bad argument. There can be plenty of evidence that somebody loves you. All through the day when you are with somebody who loves you, you see and hear lots of little tidbits of evidence, and they all add up. It isn’t purely inside feeling, like the feeling that priests call revelation. There are outside things to back up the inside feeling: looks in the eye, tender notes in the voice, little favors and kindnesses; this is all real evidence. – Richard Dawkins
The quote is pulled from A Devil’s Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love.
I really enjoyed This American Life’s 2 hour movie special, “The Invisible Made Visible“. One of the highlights was learning about the largely unknown street photographer Vivian Maier. This Life tells the story of her posthumous discovery when John Maloof acquired 30,000 of her prints and negatives in a storage locker auction. It’s worth downloading the This Life movie to watch and hear Ira Glass tell her story.
Maier was a prolific film-based street shooter. She often took pictures while walking on the job as a nanny, with the young girl she cared for. She has an incredible eye and gift for composition. You can see virtual contact sheets on the website set up for her. One of the nice parts of the This Life story is how one of the curators talks about the importance of viewing her work in sequences.
Interesting: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are #7 on The New Yorker’s Top One Hundred Lists of All Time. Perhaps missed, the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, also known as the Radiant Sutras, 112 Tantra Yoga Teachings for Opening to the Divine in Everyday Life.
Missing: List of 69,000 heat records set in the U.S. in 2012. Link also omitted from AP story and all subsequent wire coverage.
- Seattle’s Amanda Knox #92 on Maxim’s 2012 Hot 100
- Number of page views to read The New Yorker Top One Hundred Lists: 1, number to read the list had it appear on The Seattle Weekly: 100.
- “Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain’t restful.” - Satchel Paige’s “How to Keep Young”
Hala Khouri is holding a three day workshop in Seattle, register early to reserve your spot:
The focus of this training is on understanding the physiology of trauma and how it shows up in the body. The majority of people considered “at-risk” have had significant trauma in their lives. Hala will share important tools from Somatic Experiencing, a technique that helps to resolve the symptoms of trauma such as dissociation, anxiety, chronic dysregulation, depression and addiction. You will learn how to incorporate these tools into a yoga class.
You do not have to be a yoga teacher to benefit from this training. You will leave with yoga-based tools that can be applied in any setting!
Dates: February 22-24, 2013
Location: The Samarya Center, 1806 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122