May, 2012

  • May 25, 2012 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 225

    Commencement Speech 2012

    Since no institution of higher or, for that matter, lower learning has asked me to give a commencement speech this year, I’ll share with you the speech I would’ve given to the graduating class of 2012 had I been invited. It goes like...

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  • May 24, 2012 • Culture Dept. • Views: 2601

    Top 10 Dystopian 70s Movies

    Predictably, much of the 1970s were spent processing the cultural hangover from the decade that preceded them. The social idealism of the ’60s, from the Civil Rights Movement to free love, were countered with cinematic explorations of...

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  • May 19, 2012 • Culture Dept. • Views: 860

    Meditation for Commuters Podcast: Traffic

    I am Clover, that is my vision name. My totem animal is the skink. This is my podcast for mindful driving, “Meditation for Commuters.” Episode One: Traffic. Take a few minutes of bliss to teach yourself how meditate while...

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  • May 18, 2012 • Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 321

    Facebook IPO vs. My IOU

    Facebook goes public today with what’s expected to be the world’s largest initial public offering. While the social network has been hogging all the headlines, a smaller, just as interesting story (in my humble opinion), has been...

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  • May 16, 2012 • Culture Dept. • Views: 202

    The Road vs. On The Road

    Someone should tell the intern at AMC Theatres that the horror flick The Road directed by Yam Laranas and the forthcoming adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road are vastly different enterprises. Wait… Unless the adaptation...

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  • May 5, 2012 • On Writing • Views: 380

    Do Deadlines Kill Creativity?

    Do deadlines make you more creative? Marketplace commentator Teresa Amabile, a professor at Harvard Business School and co-author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at...

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  • May 5, 2012 • Culture Dept., Wine | Epicurea| Sonoma • Views: 274

    Foie Gras Ban in California: Human Livers Still Legal

    If one is to believe the recent news cycle, Sonoma is obsessed with liver health – not our own but those of geese. Thanks to California’s looming state-wide froie gras ban, goose liver and Sonoma (home of the state’s sole producers)...

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