Archive for September, 2015

Yoga project reportback

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  UPDATE: This project will continue in summer 2016. Find out more at TheImageOfYoga.com You can also get on the mailing list via the sidebar widget or the blue link at the bottom of this post for updates… (… and then tell your mail program not to filter messages from @jjtiziou.net – gmail likes to send my newsletters to your promotions or spam filter, which is only fair, since I guess that’s what they are… ) Yo…

Civic Participation: (get involved!)

This is Andrew Stober. He’s running for City Council as an Independent this fall. I can’t claim to know a lot about politics, but I know that while we can get distracted by a lot of news on a global level, the place where we really make our impact is on the local one.…

A prison visit… [sort of]

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The other day, I went to jail… I’ve never been to prison before. When the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, it’s an interesting reflection on my privileged situation that I’ve really really barely had any brushes with the criminal justice system whatsoever, nor known many people who’ve done time.…

The Tool Library (an invitation)

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Picture your favorite tool: For me, recently, it was a pole saw that I used to trim the dead branches on the tree in our back yard. But tree-trimming isn’t a regular activity of mine, and if I’d bought a pole saw, it would have probably sat in my basement unused for a few years. Why waste money and resources on something used so infrequently? That’s where the West Philly Tool Library comes in. (Not familiar with them? Stop by…

Radical Hospitality

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An invitation: The other day, Chef Steve taught me a better way to wrap a burrito. Rather than reveal his secret technique of burrito wrapping, I’m going to invite you to learn from him directly… not just about burritos, but about radical hospitality.…

Autumn house concerts…

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It’s time for another series of musical gatherings at our place in W. Philly… While the summer’s generally too hot to pack people into the living room, the cooler autumn is the perfect time to fire up some hot cider, mull some wine, and share in an evening of culture and community. First houseconcert of the season is on Sat, Sept 26. The city might be a little bit crazy due to the Pope’s visit, but if you can make it to us, t…