Monday, October 19, 2009

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spoken Interludes tonight

We had a great SI tonight. Julie Metz couldn't come, but for a wonderful reason that I can't reveal here, but Tom Vanderbilt and AJ Jacobs were charming and funny and fabulous, and it was heaven hearing them. Some women from the Book Walkers Book Group came out.
I went to their book club last January for Safety of Secrets and the 14 of us sat around talking until almost midnight. They're an amazing book group that also raises money for many issues. Maria, Colleen, and Denise (see above) all walked in the Avon walk this past weekend. 40 miles!! And slept in a tent. I'm still not sure which one I'm more daunted by. it was a really great night. Now to fix a lunch to backpack to school tomorrow!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mindful in Manhattan

So, tomorrow I'm going to do an all-day mindfulness retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, my most favorite Zen Buddhist ever. I have heard him speak in LA, and did a week-long, silent meditation retreat with him in Santa Barbara (talk about - no pun intended! - meeting yourself, just be silent for a week), and am so thrilled I get to do a mini-version of that tomorrow. At the retreat in Santa Barbara, we did our mindful walking meditation on the beach; tomorrow's will be on the streets of the Upper West Side - closed to traffic, of course! ;) So I guess the roar of the ocean will be replaced with the roar of traffic on Broadway.

Thich Nhat Hanh
Building a Peaceful & Compassionate Society
A Full Day of Mindfulness

Beacon Theatre • Saturday, October 10

9:30 a.m.


10:00 a.m.

Dharma Talk

11:30 a.m.



Mindful Lunch
A mindfulness-based eating meditation is part of this program.

12:45 p.m.

Mindful Walk
The walk will take place outside the theater on streets closed to traffic.

3:00 p.m.

Beginning Anew

4:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Coming to a website near you...

So, if you weren't able to get to the 9/14 show in person, or catch it streaming live, it will be available to watch on the Spoken Interludes website very soon. Not that I have any idea how that will happen, but thank God for people like Clara - my amazing webwoman who will make a page where the archived shows will be, and the incredible Paul Fireman at Vivo who made the whole live streaming thing happen in the first place and with only 48 hours to do it in, and on a weekend when we were both (but separately, of course) trying to be with our kids.
So check back, and catch Yeardley Smith, Susan Choi, and Blake Bailey, all of whom were heaven.