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Ferguson and the Mythology of Racism

The evidence released regarding the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri shows that most of the eyewitness accounts of what happened contradict each other. They mostly follow one of two scenarios: 1. Brown was yet another innocent black victim of a racist and trigger-happy white police officer. 2. Wilson was a beleaguered police…

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Beware the Guru

  Note: This article was written in February 2013, shortly after the Vatican’s announcement that Pope Benedict would be stepping down. A highly edited version of it was published on The Huffington Post in May of last year. We are re-posting it now, as a UN panel investigating torture questions a vatican envoy on the…

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What I Learned Doing Yoga in Marc Jacobs Jeans

Like many repeated endeavors, yoga practice can take the body and mind to higher functionality and health, or toward pain and suffering. The mat is a laboratory where we can experiment with our own strengths and weaknesses. Originally published in┬áThe Huffington Post The great yoga teacher Vinnie Marino once said, while teaching an advanced yoga…

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