“… and it’s always been a thing with me to feel that all men know the truth, see? … The truth itself doesn’t have a name on it. To me. Each man has to find this for himself, I think. I believe that men are here to grow themselves into the best good that they can be… I’m not interested in trying to say what it will be, I don’t know. But I believe that good will only bring good.”
John Coltrane

Coltrane - The Story of a Sound

Woah Jolene!


Ever since I started the “enjoy” category (thanks again Ryan for the inspiration!) I really enjoy my excursions into youtube land – I run into some surprising stuff and usually burn up way too much time on it : ) During my recent excursion for the post on Cake – I came across this ooooomph version of my parent’s-generation-classic-all-time-favorite Jolene. Speechless! If my parents happen to come across this – then… we’ll have something to talk about at the next family dinner : ) These are the White Stripes. Enjoy : )

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Interrogation & Compassion


Once in an inconsistent while I scroll through my twitter and quickly pull out a few links to review at a later time. They stay open in tabs in my browser until a later time when I actually read them. Sometimes I follow some of those links to other links – and that I think sums up the majority of my internet reading. This morning I found myself reading two articles/posts consecutively. When I was finished I toggled between the two back and forth a few times. The first about Happiness, Compassion and Sharing and the second about interrogation techniques used by Americans in Iraq. I’ll leave you to connect your own dots.

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I Will Survive


“I Will Survive” is a song that used to be really popular at Israeli weddings (it may still be – but I haven’t been to one in ages so…). I always thought that was just hilarious (or just plain stupid – depending on my mood) – listening to the lyrics – this is so not a wedding song. In come Cake – I think they really nailed this song for what it really is. Here is them doing it live. I definitely to add them to my “see in concert” list. Enjoy : )

This is another Cake track. For me – it is ultimately THEIR sound. Every time I listen to this track – I wish I knew someone with a stereo so loud (and no neighbors for a radius of 2 miles)  you can just crank it up to dangerous levels, then bring it down a bit (for safety) – and then hit play. There is no video – which is good – because you can focus on the sound : ) Enjoy.

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Bret Dennen


Another musician that I find comforting and embracing… just the right kind of presence when I want something soothing. Enjoy Bret:

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Yoga & Breath – Ujjayi Breathing


Now that you have some familiarity with your natural breathing we can take another step forward into Ujjayi (u-jay-ee) breathing. The core idea with Ujjayi basic is to create a mechanism by which you can control and manipulate the structure of your own breathing. You can think of Ujjayi technique as a valve in the throat which regulates the flow of breath. Without using the valve your breath flows freely within the fully capacity permitted by your phyiscality – the size of your windpipe. In Ujjayi breathing we use musculature to narrow that pipe down so that the passage of air is more constricted – we close the valve a bit. How much we close it effects the flow of breath.

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