Author Archives: msalt

Forget the words

January 13th, 2013 | by msalt

Should you pronounce a difficult or foreign word correctly, even if you’re less likely to be understood? Or is it [&hellip


Feed Your Inner Duck

December 31st, 2012 | by msalt

Michael Leunig is a “philosopher cartoonist” and biting social satirist from Melbourne, prone to ducks and penguins. He is huge [&hellip


O come, O come Emmanuel

December 23rd, 2012 | by msalt

This has always been my favorite Christmas hymn — wondrous, melancholy, deep, not so insipid. Turns out, its history is [&hellip


Are you a spiritual wanker?

December 21st, 2012 | by msalt

Mark Walsh (from Brighton in the UK) calls out 9 symptoms of spiritual wankery that are spot on, with humor [&hellip


American Koans #1: Volunteers

December 20th, 2012 | by msalt

by Mark Saltveit Maybe I’m just lazy. I plant nothing. Own no tools. Use no fertilizer or pesticides. Couldn’t even [&hellip


Comedians as Daoist Missionaries

December 18th, 2012 | by msalt

by Mark Saltveit I’ve worked as a paid standup comedian on the West Coast for 12 years. It’s fascinating, rewarding, [&hellip



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