Rachel Neumann is the author of the new book Not Quite Nirvana: A Skeptic's Journey to Mindfulness. She has worked with numerous leading Buddhist and spiritual authors, including the Dalai Lama, Sylvia Boorstein, and Sulak Sivaraksa.
What do you get when you cross the Love Parade, thousands of anti-war marchers, a guy in a red satin shirt singing for Jesus, some young anarchists with kerchiefs on their faces, and fifty police in riot gear?
Why did Justice O' Connor have to resign today? A secret lover? A yearning to take up oil painting? Couldn't she have waited at least until fall, when my daughter starts pre-school and I have some time for the battle?
Watching Venus Williams<a href="http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=sportsNews&storyID=2005-06-27T145909Z_01_FOR753938_RTRUKOC_0_TENNIS-WIMBLEDON-VENUS.xml"> beat Jill Craybas,</a> the unseeded player who'd just beat her sister, at Wimbledon is satisfying on a number of levels.