Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Real L.A. Angels


“The program celebrates the city’s namesakes with angels that can represent every one of us living in Southern California.”

“Namaste, Bitches” TV Series on Yoga in L.A.


We all know many dedicated, professional yoga teachers and studios who do wonderful service, but this series is a good (and occasionally amusing) reminder that those who teach yoga need to not only “manifest a vision,” but also eat and pay the rent.

Genetically Modified Salmon Are Approved


They say it is as safe for humans as farmed salmon, [but] considering the hazards of farmed salmon—viruses, saturated fat, disease, antibiotics, sea lice, 11 times more dioxin than wild salmon—it’s not much of an endorsement.

The Problem with Milk


“The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee [is] jampacked with ties to the dairy industry, which seems more concerned with the industry’s bottom line than the health of the American public.”

The North Pond Hermit: 27 Years in the Woods


“With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant… I never felt lonely. To put it romantically: I was completely free.”

Saturated Fat vs Cholesterol


Tomorrow I’m having my annual physical exam and blood tests, and while it’s probably a bit late to be worrying about my cholesterol, I do have a few remaining hours that could skew my numbers.

The Mountain Is the Master


People spend billions of dollars talking to psychologists, attending self-improvement seminars and seeking out various “masters” who suggest they know “the way.” The reason for our occasionally desperate search for answers is that our consumer culture is removed from raw nature