Monthly Archives: March 2015

Marcia Siegel on Self-Reflection with a Soundtrack

Marcia has been a yoga student since age 16, but has “only been teaching it about 12 years.” She teaches LifeForce Yoga, a style that deals with anxiety, depression, chronic pain and PTSD. I knew through the yoga-teacher grapevine that Marcia recently had rotator cuff surgery. I planned to ask her one random, revealing question but first […]

Musing from New Zealand

As I travel around New Zealand, I share kitchens and trails with people from all over the world. Signs in bathrooms remind people to flush used toilet paper, rather than throw it in the garbage can. Local newspaper comics imitate foreign drivers who are too busy looking at scenery to remember to drive on the […]

Johnny Cash’s Rendition of “Hurt”

http://youtu.be/vt1Pwfnh5pc Sometimes the remake is better than the original. Trent Reznor wrote this song and it became timeless when it was covered by Johnny Cash. Based on appearances, the two have little in common (they do both wear black.) Yet both men connected to this song in a way that affected millions.  http://youtu.be/vt1Pwfnh5pc

David Baron on Being a Jewish Father

I can’t introduce David with an anecdote because we spoke for the first time at this interview. I’ll say this: he has always given the impression of being harmless and gentle. What is a common misconception that people have of you? People are surprised to learn that I’m 44 and I have a daughter who’s […]