Low and Slow <br> Parshat Balak 5778

Fire burning flesh. It doesn’t sound too appetizing until you think of cooking meat, which follows that exact recipe. And if it’s really good BBQ, it’s probably fire burning flesh really sloooooowly. Growing up, the word BBQ meant cooking hot dogs, burgers, or the occasional steak on a propane gas grill. Today, I’m glad to […]

The Twisted Side of Yoga… Chukat 5778

Everyone knew that Sean Dowd loved yoga, he pretty much lived his life in yoga clothing, consciously screaming of his yoga crush to the whole world. But his closer friends also knew that he loved anything “Eastern and spiritual.” He loved Indian food, Buddhist meditation, Dao mindfulness, veganism, and chai. He loved saffron, cloves, donating […]

The Best and Worst Investment You Can Make… Korach 5778

Lottery tickets are both the worst and best investments a person could possibly make. It is also the only investment where the best outcome is that you lose. On the one hand, giving away $2 for a Powerball ticket that has only a 1 in 175,223,510 chance of striking it big is incredibly absurd. You […]

The Antidote to Boredom…Shlach 5778

If you were to visit the Rainbow Camp in between San Diego and Los Angeles, you would find all the trappings of a women’s spiritual retreat; yoga and meditation sessions, small gardens growing organic vegetables and herbs, and the smell of eucalyptus wafting through the air. You’d see no one walking around with a smartphone […]

The bigger the better? Parshat Behalotcha 5778

Bigger is not always better. Robert Wadlow, the tallest man ever on record, would surely tell you that. He was born on Feb. 22nd, 1918 to Addie and Harold Wadlow of Alton, Illinois at a normal weight of eight pounds, six ounces. It was shortly thereafter that normal ground to a halt, and gigantum took […]