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Bill Evans combo in Finland, 1970

December 26th, 2020 | by msalt

The great (but troubled, junkie) jazz pianist Bill Evans and his combo — Eddie Gomez and Martin Morrel — played [&hellip


Let’s Be Leonard!

December 9th, 2020 | by msalt

I was listening to a band, live on some upstate New York radio station, and couldn’t shake the idea that [&hellip


The Tao of Queen Mary

January 19th, 2018 | by msalt

The Netflix series “The Crown” offers a very interesting bit of applied Daoism, spread across three episodes in Season 1. [&hellip


Scientific Blinders

July 9th, 2016 | by msalt

A post last year looked at the ways in which even the best scientists — Albert Einstein, for example — [&hellip


Bruce Lee and the Power of Water

April 20th, 2016 | by msalt

I just ran across a classic post at Maria Popova’s always worthwhile BrainPickings that illuminates the connection between martial arts [&hellip


Spooky Action at a Distance

October 23rd, 2015 | by msalt

Einstein was wrong. As insightful as he was about the nature of the universe, the most famous Western genius since [&hellip


Malcolm Gladwell is wrong

April 21st, 2014 | by msalt

I’ve long had a pet theory that Malcolm Gladwell is a closet Daoist. If you look at his big books, [&hellip



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