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Zen master Bernie Glassman compares Jeff Bridgesâ€™s iconic role in The Big Lebowski to a Lamed-Vavnik: one of the men in Jewish mysticism who â€œare simple and unassuming, and so good that, on account of them, God lets the world go on.â€ His buddy Jeff puts it another way. The wonderful thing about the Dude, he says, is that heâ€™d always rather hug it out than slug it out.
For more than a decade, Academy Awardâ€“winning actor Jeff Bridges and his buddhist teacher, renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman, have been close friends. Inspiring and often hilarious, The Dude and the Zen Master captures their freewheeling dialogue about life, laughter, and the movies with a charm and bonhomie that never fail to enlighten and entertain. Throughout, their remarkable humanism reminds us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world.
I spent a year and a half interviewing current and former corporate spies — including veterans of the CIA, MI5 and Soviet Intelligence — to learn how companies are using the same techniques that government spies use. And I reveal that the CIA has a secret moonlighting program in which active duty agents are allowed to work in the private sector in their off time to make more money.
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This is a cool, beyond-retro camper. It’s really a log cabin on wheels. It has some green touches, like no VOC wood and more wood than plastic. If you could really downsize and live in it, I guess you would reduce your footprint. But look at the monster pickup truck required to tow it. That’s a gas guzzler for sure. I wonder if they would put solar panels on top? Still, it looks like the kind of thing I would consider if I was going to head out to the woods and make a life there. And, you have to check out the inside, beautiful. It’s like living in a sauna, which I love.
We don’t have a food processor, so the best thing I did was lay out the beans on a cutting board and mashed them with a fork first, then transferring them to a bowl to mix with the rest of the ingredients.
For the meal, we used some ingredients left in the fridge. Sauteed the ground beef, spinach, and yellow pepper, with assorted spices. Fresh tomatoes, and everything all together in a hot pita pocket. VoilÃ¡ le “Meeta Pocket”. Our proximity to the Edgware road ‘hood is definitely influencing our cooking at home. That and me buying a way too big bag of bulk couscous at whole paycheck.
Tomorrow we’re going to try chicken guy‘s Stuffed Butternut Squash recipe.