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.
July 26, 2014

WAWADIA update #12: How Many of Us Are Injured By Chasing a Fading Pleasure?

It is poignant to think that the quest for deeper purification or self-improvement may in some cases form its own injury feedback-loop. Those with the highest investment in practice may often be practicing in part to recover from the effects of practice.