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Yoga Instructors Unite!

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On November 19, 2019
This may be the most relaxed and meditative union in American history. ICYMI: Instructors at YogaWorks locations in NYC have voted successfully to form the first union of yoga instructors in the U.S. https://t.co/OEUhWDYqwI — Hassan Ali Kanu (@hassankanu) November 19, 2019 Cool! Sarah Jones had filed an article about this a couple months ago. […]
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This is the grave of Harry Blackmun. Born in 1908 in Nashville, Illinois, Blackmun grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Somewhat incredibly, he went to elementary school with Warren Burger. Although he was a poor kid, he was very smart and got a scholarship to Harvard. His degree was in math, but then he decided […]

Music Notes

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On November 16, 2019

The biggest musical event for me since the last of these posts was seeing the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet at Firehouse 12 in New Haven last Friday. Bynum likes working in larger ensembles, which is great b

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This is the grave of Jaroslav Pelikan. Born in 1923 in Akron, Ohio, Pelikan grew up in a Lutheran family. His father was a pastor of a Slovak Lutheran church (I grew up Lutheran and had no idea that there were Slovak Lutherans). He embraced the religion of his father and grandfather, who was a […]

The Next Recession

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On November 13, 2019

One thought I’ve had a lot over the last couple of years is that the real power of the rejuvenated left will truly be determined in the next recession, not in this presidential election. The big

Postwar Douglass

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On November 12, 2019

The great historian David Blight with a typically excellent essay on Frederick Douglass’ postwar vision for America. In the late 1860s, Frederick Douglass, the fugitive slave turned prose poet o

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