Author Archives: msalt

Mindful Practice

April 19th, 2013 | by msalt

“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to sound like yourself.” – Miles Davis


The Leopard

April 17th, 2013 | by msalt

Mysterious. Witty. Catchy. Intuitive. Irreducible and unanalyzable. Compelling. Robyn Hitchcock, from the uneven but often brilliant “Element of Light.&#


Elliot Smith on how to write songs

April 13th, 2013 | by msalt

Elliot Smith was an amazing singer/songwriter for about 9 years, from his solo debut in 1994 until he killed himself [&hellip


Do Nothing, Michigan!

April 7th, 2013 | by msalt

John Horford is a 6’9″ redshirt sophmore on Michigan’s basketball team. Monday night, he’ll be playing for the national championship. [&hellip


Floating on the ripples

March 31st, 2013 | by msalt

Very simple and elegant. This is actually a flower vase of plastic, made in the shape of ripples, so you [&hellip


I got nothing

March 26th, 2013 | by msalt

Neil DeGrasse Tyson leads a discussion about the meaning and/or existence of nothing here. The discussion is about science more [&hellip


Philosophy with heart

March 13th, 2013 | by msalt

There’s a stereotype of philosophical people in general, and Daoists in particular, as cold, cerebral, aloof, heartless. It’s easy to [&hellip


The SymmyS Awards

March 10th, 2013 | by msalt

I’ve written before about how a “little dao,” some tangible skill you master, can lead to the Big Dao. It [&hellip


no words

March 2nd, 2013 | by msalt

“I’m haunted a little this evening by feelings that have no vocabulary and events that should be explained in dimensions [&hellip



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