Tame Bear on December 31st, 2012

Twitter this year teamed up with Vizify to produce summaries of anyone’s Twitter feed from 2012, distilling it down to the top ten words. Here’s mine. Nothing too surprising — these are The Bear’s top ten words, with “World” leading the pack by a wide margin. (Click on the chart to read the list.) I […]

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Tame Bear on March 25th, 2012

“Let us recall that the Villa Agrees, seat of the municipal undertaking, accomodates regularly various demonstrations related to┬árites of passage.” A translation, from French to English, by Yahoo Babelfish, of the Swiss language publication about an annual effige-burning rites of spring event.   .

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Tame Bear on April 21st, 2010

For several years now I’ve been describing to people why I meditate, though this is the first time I’ve written about it here. Meditation is a rewarding practice; the more I do it, the more I appreciate it and want to continue in the practice. I can list a few of the obvious reasons: It’s […]

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Tame Bear on March 3rd, 2010

Though it’s been on my reading list for a couple years, I am just now getting around to reading My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Really a fascinating story! The brain aneurism she experienced in her mid-thirties disabled the language and analytical functions of her brain, providing […]

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Tame Bear on February 11th, 2010

Can you read the following paragraph? “I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer […]

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