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May 28,2020

Utility Power To The People — A History Of The...

I was a guest on the inaugural podcast “OPC Radio Connect (recorded February 3, 2020). The DC Office of the People's Counsel produces the show. This first episode turned into...

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May 25,2020

“I Can’t Make This Up; Life Lessons: A Memoir” By...

In our May 2020 Zoom meeting of the North Portal Readers, we discussed “I Can’t Make This Up; Life Lessons” by Kevin Hart (2017). Our discussion leader’s 32-year-old nephew had...

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January 25,2019

Communities of Critical Thinkers: The Manchurian Candidate

“Major Marco” (Denzel in The Manchurian Candidate 2004) had a palpable feeling that something wasn't right. His internal incongruence kept him pushing despite his seemingly preposterous claims. He, along with...

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January 25,2019

Against Creativity

In "Against Creativity," there is a chapter titled "Politics: Austere Creativity." "Coping" is a creative response to imposed, harsh political conditions. In news reports today, we are reading about how...

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January 18,2019

The Language of Mystics

My Notebook entry dated August 2, 2013 contains a draft of my ideas.For me, the language of mystics is a language that expresses the inexpressible. Once we go beyond all...

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January 18,2019

Pain in the Knees Chronicles #6

Relate, Relieve, Restore I share how I have been making the “pain in my knees” an “object” of my meditation. “Knee pain” can become an “object of meditation” similar to...

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August 12,2018

Whole Body Cryotherapy: Reflections On My 8/12/18 Session

Cryo Tales #5: Sunday, August 12, 2018. My 4th Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) session at BikramYogaWorks—Riverdale -- in a chamber for three (3) minutes; the temperature drops to minus 237...

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July 28,2018

Whole Body Cryotherapy: Reflections On My 7/28/18 Session

Today, like in my previous two posts, I completed my cryotherapy session around 10:30 am. I’m writing about around 4:30 pm, where I’m interweaving information about the therapy and my...

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July 1,2018

Doing, Gaining Insight & Being In A Yoga Nidra Meditation

A Yoga Nidra Meditation can be a very busy meditation. We provide meditators a “to-do list." Note Objects of Awareness Rotate Consciousness Around an Object Sense an Object as an...

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February 29,2016

Mindfulness Theories & Practices #24: Stillness Matters

Stillness Matters. As we bring our mind/body into stillness, we are able (i) to release tensions and struggle, allowing us to abide in a Vast Openness. Relaxation happens; (ii) to...

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