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Three Things I Learned Watching Joe Lovano’s Us Five at Scullers on 9.13.12

Us Five, a jazz ensemble led by reedman Joe Lovano and featuring James Weidman on piano, Esperanza Spalding on bass, and drummers Otis Brown III and Francisco Mela, opened their two night stand at Scullers last night. I saw the group … Continue reading

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Integrative Behaviors

I told my wife the other night that she was more “integrated” than I was as a person. She asked what I meant, so I explained. Every one of us has different aspects to our personality: who we are at … Continue reading

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Perhaps Yours Are Not the Eyes for These Posts

When you read these posts, you may say to yourself, “What the hell is this stuff? What’s he getting at? How can anyone take this seriously?” These posts may be meaningless, absurd, and frivolous to you. But maybe I’m not … Continue reading

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Some Models of Enlightened Behavior

If you drop something, pick it up. When the bill comes, pay it. When the phone rings, answer it. When the light turns green, go.

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Some Definitions of Enlightenment

To be the same person in every situation, whomever you meet, whereever you go. To be the same person, without masks, without ruses, without guile, without anxiety or greed, without schemes, agendas, or goals. To be the same person you … Continue reading

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