Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I see the Puck Building every time I travel from P-Slope to Dharma's, and get off the F train to switch to the 6 at Bleecker Street.

And every time I see it I think of Pattabhi Jois's 2000 workshop there, and feel a little bit sad.

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On Friday night we went to our friend Michael's 40th birthday party in Cobble Hill (Brooklyn).

On the way there we stopped by the opening for Kai's new restaurant, Watty & Meg. The place is charming, and the turnout was excellent. And, it turns out, our friend Michael sells them their wine.

On Saturday I met the family in Chelsea for a wonderful lunch and a visit to the flea market-in-a-garage.

And on Sunday night Catesy and I went to see Paul Goodman's latest off-Broadway hit, Rooms: the Musical. Sadly it was closing night. But the cast (all two of them) was spot-on. The female lead, Leslie Kritzer, is supposed to be the next big star on Broadway; they recorded the soundtrack today, by the way.

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Today Dharma was in fine form.

Among other things he showed the noon class how to do his famous hands-free headstand, step-by-step (if you want to know, come to class).

This was followed, later, by partner yoga.

My mind and body were not in fine form (the back hurt, and the mind was not calm), so I begged off.

Maybe next time....

1 comment:

  1. How messed up is India?

    Slumdog Child Star’s House Gets Razed.

    Slumdog Millionaire’s little guy Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail had a very tough night.

    City workers in Mumbai bulldozed the home of the child star, along with 30 other small homes as part of the demolition of shanties in Mumbai slum.

    Reports have claimed that Azhar was asleep when a cop woke him up and told him to get out of his home. Later, his house and others around it were all destroyed.
    (his pet kittens are mia or kia)

    The event happened Thursday morning when cops and city workers came as part of the “slum demolition drive,” which is common in India. Reports say that India does it to “keep crowding under control.”

    Azhar explained that, “A police officer took a bamboo stick to him me, and I was frightened.”

    Azhar’s mother has lived in the town for over 15 years and explained that she still had no legal right to her land.

    “They didn’t give prior notice. We didn’t even get a chance to take out our belongings. I don’t know what I am going to do,” Azhar’s mother told during this hard time.

    Bombay Municipal Corporations claim that they only demolished illegally built shanties and ones that were not legally owned. It was all part of a “pre-monsoon demolition drive.”

    Continuing about the incident, they said, “They were removed. That is the principle,” also mentioning that those who have lived their longer than 15 years will be relocated into government-built housing.
    pic here