Freeway Folly: The Speed of Anger

"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." Chinese Proverb That old adage came to my mind this morning as I sat in Waltham District Court to report on the separate arraignments of two guys who caused quite a stir on the Massachusetts Turnpike last Friday. You very likely saw video of the crazy affair – the story and accompanying video made the news nationwide. While a lot of aspects of the incident remain in dispute, as they often are, the facts of the case include a major argument over a minor accident, one driver climbing on the hood of another driver’s car, the other driver hitting speeds of up to 70 miles per hour as he drove three miles d

MLK: Warrior of Faith

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step. -Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Dear Dojo Family, I always thought this quote -- from one of the great peaceful warriors of our time -- was a great Dojo quote. The steps we take on our own warrior paths -- paths, we hope, towards individual growth and a stronger community -- are always dependant on faith. Thousands of kicks have to be thrown before we see significant change in our balance, flexibility and power. Thousands of crunches and pushups need to be done before the change in our bodies becomes noticable. When we're sweating through such exhausting work, it can be hard to see "the whole

A Half Million Resolutions

“Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh “The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.” – Tara Brach Dear Dojo Family, There are 525,600 minutes in this new year we are embarking on (at least according to that one song--I'm going to take it on faith because I don't want to waste even one of those minutes on the math). That's a half million and change. Most of us would feel downright giddy at the prospect of making that many dollars over the next twelve months. There would be plans for investing or splurging or both. And I reckon more than a few of us would pay less attention than we do now to where each dollar went. Unl

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