I am thrilled to finally be launching this podcast, which I’ve been wanting to do for a while. The basic idea for the show is “a periodic podcast about what’s on my mind or what’s fallen into my lap.” In each episode, I’ll be talking about projects that I’m working on, things I’ve been thinking about, and media and ideas that have been landing on my virtual desktop and physical doorstep. I’ll also have guests on from time to time, mainly casual conversations with friends to find out what sorts of trouble they’ve been getting up to.
In this first episode, I talk to my pal Michael Taft. Michael is currently writing a book, called The Mindful Geek, that he’s also crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Michael is an accomplished mindfulness meditation teacher, who teaches in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. I talk to him about his history with meditation, his teaching practice, and his forthcoming book. It was a fun, I hope interesting, conversation and I think a great way to inaugurate the show.
I’d love to get your feedback on the show and if you find it entertaining and useful.
Here are the show notes with links to the things we discussed:
- The definition of “transom” and the meaning of the idiomatic expression “over the transom.”
- The Mindful Geek
- Journey of Awakening: A Meditator’s Guidebook, Ram Dass
- How to Meditate, Laurence LeShan
- “Flow Machine: Hacking the Human Brain for Healing and Wellbeing,”
- Nondualism, Michael Taft
- Borg Like Me & Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems, Gareth Branwyn
A very special thanks to Michael Taft for being on the show, sound and video editor, Anthony Sunseri for fixing my horrible audio and mixing the show, and AdamD for the the Café Gaga theme song, “In Bright Axiom.”