With 350 millions units sold world wide since 1980, the Rubik’s cube is considered to be the best selling toy in history. I remember receiving one for Christmas when I was a teenager. Being the astonishingly intelligent person that I am, I learned how to the solve the puzzle in a matter of minutes.
I pried the individual moving pieces of the cube apart, dismantled and rebuilt it.
Friday, June 15th marked a new chapter in my life. I became a father for the first time, and just like every proud daddy through history, I’m convinced that my daughter is the most beautiful girl in the world and can do absolutely no wrong. Every moment I’ve spent with her is tender, precious and meaningful. She reminds me that we all have a date with destiny, that there are no mistakes, and that every moment we live is perfect.
Having said that…
The fact that Coors is the Official Beer of the National Football League probably wouldn’t surprise most of you whether you are a football fan or not. Beer and football go together like, I don’t know, beer and Nascar. (Budwieser is racing’s official beer by the way.)
I’ve often wondered what it means to be “The Official Sponsor” of anything. Coors paid three hundred million dollars to be the Official Beer of the NFL, so mostly I think it means that there is a whole lot of money to be made by allowing someone to say they are Official. All that cash has to be put somewhere, so I assume it gets deposited in the Bank of America. The Official Bank of the NFL and Nascar.
As I write this, I’m also practicing good hydration by drinking a nice glass of water. It’s clear, cold and refreshing, and it came right out of the faucet in my kitchen. What a simple and effective idea. I’m a human being, made up mostly of water and I’m blessed to have a delivery system for more, coming right into my house simply by turning a handle.
From 161 to 180 C.E., Marcus Aurelius was the emperor of Rome. In addition to being one of Rome’s last great leaders, he was also one of the Empire’s great Stoic Philosophers.
He lived and wrote ‘Meditations,’ his treatise on virtue and the ideal way to live, roughly around the same time that the Yoga Sutras were recorded in India by Patanjali.
In a little over a year, the American Psychiatric Association will publish the DSM-5, the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It will replace DSM-4, which professionals have used for decades and was last revised in 2000.
Up for debate in it’s inclusion in DSM-5 is Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) which is broadly described as pathological and excessive computer and Internet use that interferes with daily life.
Hmmm. How many of you am I describing right now?
If IAD is included in the DSM-5 and recognized by psychiatric professionals, the U.S. may well follow South Korea’s model for internet rehab.
I’m ashamed to admit it but when it comes to driving, I have a bit of a lead foot. In fact, my right foot is so heavy I have trouble doing most yoga poses that involve lifting my right leg. Thank god for modifications.
Needless to say, the fastest thing on the freeway has until very recently been myself. That was until the cost of gasoline went through the roof again.
As an experiment, I decided to see how my gas mileage would improve if I drove no faster than 60 mph. While I am pleased to report than my gas mileage improved a whopping 25%, something equally distressing happened to make me think I somehow landed on Bizarro World.
Life is full of limitations.
You must be this tall to ride this ride.
Your carry on bag must fit in this size compartment.
Offer available for a limited time.
This lane ten items or less.
Limits provide us with framework and boundaries. As a species however, we would never have advanced if it were not for the desire to push beyond our limitations using the divine gift of imagination. Read more
As a yoga teacher, I’m always inspired by the stories of my students. This letter is from Rose. She writes:
“I’ve been running all my life. The real running started when I was 5 years old and ran 6 miles with my dad. The emotional running started at 16 when I became an emancipated minor, legally divorced from my parents. The only thing that held me together was my singular focus of playing division I soccer in college. I quickly lost track of how many couches I slept on and homes that I lived in over the next two years. I remember feeling so lost, so unloved and I had such a sense of self-hatred. Read more
Life is a game. Sorry to slap you with that cold hard reality people, but it’s the truth. In this game, the objective is to have an upwardly mobile career, get married, fill the minivan with 4 kids, invest wisely, and retire rich. If any of those things don’t happen, pretty much in that order, you’re screwed. Worse of all, success isn’t based on skill or intention, but pure blind luck. If you don’t like that, don’t get make at me. I didn’t make up the rules.
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