September 21, 2014

Rob Ford, Emotional Whiplash, and the Suburban Medieval

What are we to feel? Kind people, or people who want to appear kind, will bite their tongues to separate Rob Ford’s health crisis from his character. But the Fords actually want to drive these together. Cancer becomes a campaign opportunity, to show how a pious commitment to neoliberal hooliganism is the noblest way to confront death.
August 23, 2014

WAWADIA update 13 /// Learning With Iyengar, Learning Against Iyengar

There are many who got close to Iyengar's intensity and learned just as much, if not more, by turning the other way. You will not readily find their tributes to the master, because it’s harder to write about learning against someone. The hagiography machine drowns out the nuance.