Mark Twain’s 9 Tips For Living A Good Life

WHO WAS MARK TWAIN? All of us are quite familiar with the famous books Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Remember those elementary days when we read and discussed these depictions of mischievous boys growing up under an illusion that society with all its rules and expectations was to be avoided and […]

Homeless Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen Prefers the Simple Life

Ran across a refreshing story today about Nicolas Berggruen, a billionaire who sold off his homes, car and many possessions years ago and lives a simpler life than most people with a fraction of his net worth. Granted, it does appear that he isn’t slumming it by any means, preferring to live in 5 star hotels instead of […]

U2 and Sticking with Unconventional Ideas You Believe In

I’m a big U2 fan and enjoyed watching “Classic Albums: U2, The Joshua Tree.” This one hour documentary from 1999 has interviews with the band members as they join their producers in listening to tracks from the album and reliving their creative process. It’s a pretty amazing thing to watch as Bono, The Edge and […]

Farewell Caballo

  It saddens me to hear this evening that Micah True – “Caballo Blanco” – has been found dead after being missing for almost a week in the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico. Search and rescue along with many ultra-runners participated in the search…..his body was found today. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Caballo […]

Tony Robbins Interviews Concentration Camp Survivor

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Jj-RJ4k9c04] Tony Robbins is a masterful interviewer, and this is one of my favorites. If anyone has a reason to be angry at the world it is 108 year old Nazi holocaust concentration camp survivor Alice Herz Summer. She lost her family. She suffered incredibly at the hands of her captors. However, what is so […]

Ashtanga, NY

Just watched a nice documentary, Ashtanga, NY on Netflix (streaming) regarding Ashtanga yoga as taught by Sri Pattabhi Jois (“Guruji”). The documentary takes place during a 1 month intensive in which Guruji and his grandson led several hundred students in daily Ashtanga practice in the heart of Manhattan. What makes it even more powerful is […]

Trust me on the sunscreen….

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI] I’ve heard this twice today on two totally different radio stations. Good to see it is making the rounds again after first hearing it so many years ago. What an amazing song! Wear Sunscreen or the Sunscreen Speech are the actually an essay called “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” that […]