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finding nobility in simple practice

And Now, the Classics… This is an epic moment. For the first time in my life, I’m going to quote Virgil: Even now the countryman actively pushes on to the coming Year and its tasks; attacking the naked vine with a curved Pruning knife, he shears and trims it into shape Be the first to …

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don’t let ritual get in the way of life

Gray Aft Agley A little more than a month ago my partner and I had a very private commitment ceremony. After six years together, it was time to express the intention of continuing to weave our lives together. Being the theatrical romantic that I am, I decided to surprise her. Just after dawn a close …

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What is the Motivation for Your Practice?

The Maze or the Cheese? I enjoyed relaxing yesterday morning with a TED Talk by Dan Ariely about the motivation for work. Much as Daniel Pink  talked about in his book Drive, it turns out the old Skinnerian behavior models don’t work so well in the knowledge economy. People don’t seem to want to work just for pay, …

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