Technique

2017

The Happiness Delusion

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

A We may think we see the world around us clearly, but our view is distorted by the powerfully magnetic influence of natural selection, our genes' insistent push to see everything in terms of passing themselves on to a new generation. "Natural selection didn't design your mind to see the world clearly. It designed your mind to have perceptions and beliefs that would help take care of your genes," Wright writes in his new book, "Why Buddhism is True." Click to Read More...

		
		
		

Venice Beach in Three Songs

Sat, 30 Sep 2017

A Labor Day weekend I was in Venice Beach, and did not do much of anything. I napped on the beach, ate Cheerios, and got my Zen on. I procured and then sun-and-surf faded a baby blue Venice Beach tee. I knew no one there; I was completely anonymous. It was my three favorite days of this past year. Roaming about, I found a $240 backpack that promised to survive out the remainder of my travels on this planet. Click to Read More...

		
		
		

The Night Tanya Tucker Played Hopewell

Fri, 28 Jul 2017

A We saw Tanya Tucker play in Hopewell, Virginia, about a 30-minute drive out of Richmond. What was in Hopewell? Not a lot, it looked from the town as we drove in as the sun was going down. It is one of those many small towns in the U.S. that were vibrant a century ago, but whose picturesque storefront shops look sadly empty these days, their main streets quiet of the activity they so richly deserve. Click to Read More...

		
		
		

All Kinds of Time

Tue, 04 Jul 2017

A Our understanding of time has always been closely intertwined within culture. This is the basic premise of Frank Adam's book "About Time." The idea requires a close reading of both history and our understanding of time, which has changed and grown more exacting through the centuries. Adam follows this very closely through the centuries, though loses focus somewhat as he enters into the modern era. Click to Read More...

		
		
		


2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

Home