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Philippe Quesne: Les Mélancolie Des Dragons

A band of metalheads build an unusual pop-up amusement park for one person in this play by visual artist Philippe Quesne. Besides the constant surprise and delight in unpacking mundanity, the pace of the play allows the audience sink in, slow down, and focus on the simple give-and-take between themselves and the performers.   36 more words


Minimalism & Yoga: Cultivating a Minimalist Lifestyle

‘Reject the basic assumption of modern civilizations, especially the importance of material possessions’ – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1996)

I like to draw parallels between contemporary culture and ancient yoga teachings. 1,391 more words

Simple living is a lot of work

There’s a lot of work that goes into living simply (or intentionally, or mindfully, or whatever you want to call it). It seems like there’s always something needing the attention of a human being. 317 more words

Investment pieces DEPRECIATE

What do you think of when someone talks about investment pieces? Probably a classic trench coat, Chanel flats, a Hermes Kelly or Birkin.

News flash: These are not investments. 189 more words


Travel, Surprise, Forgiveness

Yesterday I reviewed my passport application, regretted some of the past, looked forward to the future.
My last passport was issued in 1982. My father was taking me to Ireland on one of those awful package tours where Irish Americans travel in clumps to see Jury’s Cabaret (if that still exists—it was full of heavily made-up colleens singing “Danny Boy” in a faux Irish castle) and to kiss the Blarney Stone. 777 more words