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Podcast #634: How to Design Conversations That Matter

We typically don’t think much about how we structure a conversation. We just sort of wing it and hope for the best. But my guest today argues that all conversations — even the small and mundane — can impact our ability to lead, influence, and connect, and ought to be approached with thoughtfulness and intention.  His name is Daniel Stillman, he’s a consultant, author, and podcaster, and in his book Good Talk: How to Design Conversations That Matter, he draws on his background in design to sho...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Communication, Daniel, Daniel Stillman, Daniel TheConversationFactory

The Wine Windows of Renaissance Florence Dispense Wine Safely Again During COVID-19

Everything old is new again and Tuscany’s buchette del vino—wine windows—are definitely rolling with the times. As Lisa Harvey earlier reported in Atlas Obscura, buchette del vino became a thing in 1559, shortly after Cosimo I de’ Medici decreed that Florence-dwelling vineyard owners could bypass taverns and wine merchants to sell their product directly to the public. Wealthy wine families eager to pay less in taxes quickly figured out a workaround that would allow them to take advantage...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, College, Life, History, Architecture, Food & Drink, Florence, Tuscany, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Cosimo, Lisa Harvey, Francesco Rondinelli, Babae

Everyday Parsi: Ervad Zarrir Bhandara

Our fifth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Ervad Zarrir Bhandara of Los Angeles, California, USA Ervad Zarrir writes… The 10 days of Shehenshahi Muktad begins this Thursday August 6th 2020, Roj Aastaad Maah  Asfandaard YZ 1389, with 5 Hamaspathmaidhyem Gahambaar and Gatha days beginning  August 11th Tuesday and Navroze (New-Year) on August 16th Sunday. As I go down memory lane, I’m taken back to 1973, when I performed my first Muktad prayers and even before that time, when I...
Tags: California, Life, Marine, Bombay, Maharashtra, Soli, Adil, Andheri, Atash Behram, Anjuman, Dasturji, Doongerwadi, Ashish, Southern CA, Nariman, Gatha

Everyday Parsi: Soonu Engineer

Our fourth author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Soonu Engineer of London, United Kingdom Soonu writes… As a child, Muktad filled me with wonderment. Our house, already swept and swabbed twice daily, was given an extra special sparkle and, sometimes a whitewash, in anticipation of the arrival of the heavenly souls of our ancestors. Delicious but simple food was prepared as a gesture of hospitality. The marble-and-copper prayer table in our kitchen gleamed in the flickering light of ...
Tags: London, Life, KARACHI, Mehr, Gujarati, Avestan, Humbandagi, Everyday Parsi, Muktad, Muktad Muktad, London United Kingdom Soonu, Jehangir Rajkotwalla Bagh, Muktad Humbandagi, Maneckji Nusservanji Dhalla, Kasti, Kersi B Shroff

Rohinton Fali Nariman Delivers the L M Singvhi Memorial Lecture

Supreme Court of India Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman delivers the 7th L M Singhvi Memorial Lecture on Reincarnation: Comparative Religious Practises.
Tags: Life, Talks, Rohinton Fali Nariman, Singvhi Memorial Lecture, Supreme Court of India Justice, Singhvi Memorial Lecture

Sunday Firesides: Practice Patience With Inarticulate Utterances

When the famous war correspondent Ernest Pyle was four years old, he came across a bunch of roses growing wild on his family’s farm and decided to give them to his mother. But as he bent down to pick the flowers, he spotted a snake in the surrounding grass, and took off running towards his house in fright. On his way to safety, however, little Ernie encountered a thicket of weeds, and fearing it might hide another snake, froze on the spot and called out for his mother. When she emerged from the...
Tags: Life, Ernie, A Man's Life, Sunday Firesides, Ernest Pyle

Everyday Parsi: Homi Gandhi

Our third author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 is Homi D. Gandhi Homi writes… When I was a child, Muktaad prayers at the Gandhi household on the Gandhi Street of Parsiwad, Fort, Bharuch had a special significance, as it was one of the few Parsi homes hosting the 18-day Fasli Muktaad at home. Although I had participated in the rituals, I was very young and unaware of their significance. Sometime in February 1946, my Bapaiji (paternal grandmother) confided in me that our community handyman,...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory There is nothing in the world like biblical justice! How to More Wisely Consume News Christians need more discretion than ever before in our “knowledge diets.” 4 Types of Leaders and Leadership that Thinks Big and Acts Small May we act small and think big at the same time. Should Churches in California Defy Government Restrictions? A Response to John MacArthur Christians can...
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Check Out New Reality TV Series Debuting on FYI Network: DREAM LIFE Starring Serena DC!

Dream Life: Your sweet escape to a new reality In today’s world, an escape from reality would do us all some good. For the perfect way to escape, look no further than Serena DC’s Dream Life, premiering on FYI network on August 9.     Dream Life makes the most of Serena’s many talents and […]
Tags: Videos, Featured, Television, Celebrity, California, Life, Adventure, Love, Women, Lifestyle, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Marketing Strategy, Viral

How to Whistle With Your Fingers

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to know how to give a commanding whistle with my fingers in my mouth. You know. The kind you see people give in old movies when they’re hailing a taxi or trying to get the peanut guy’s attention at the ballpark. It just seemed like a cool skill to have. But alas, I’ve spent my entire young and adult life frustrated that I couldn’t uncover the secret to this age old trick. Many of you out there reading undoubtedly feel the same way. Believe it or not, covering...
Tags: Featured, Life, Just For Fun, Manly Skills, Visual Guides, Ted Slampyak

Car Camping Is the Worst

When we got married fifteen years ago, we both wanted to make the outdoors a part of our lives together. So we made a modest goal to go camping at least twice a year: once in the fall, and once in the spring. We even registered for a tent and sleeping bags as part of our wedding registry. These early years of married life were pretty busy for us: law school and starting AoM and having babies. But we stuck with our commitment pretty well, even if most of our camping trips were just quick 36-hour...
Tags: Camping, Life, Arkansas, John Muir, Oklahoma

Get the Ancient Roman Look: A Hair & Makeup Video Tutorial

Remember early April, when we threw ourselves into the Getty Challenge, turning ourselves into historic art recreations in lieu of climbing the walls? Seems like ages ago, doesn’t it, that you wrapped a shower curtain around your head and rifled through the button box, rabid to make yourself into a masterpiece. While it’s not accurate to say we’ve collectively settled into a new normal, many of us have accepted that certain alterations to our everyday lives will be prolonged if our every...
Tags: Google, Art, Gender, Youtube, College, Life, History, Baltimore, Facebook Twitter, Liv Free, Janet Stephens, Domitia Longina

Everyday Parsi: Feroze Jamshedji Unwalla

Our first author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Feroze Jamshedji Unwalla from Mumbai, India. Feroze Jamshedji Unwalla writes… My earliest memories of Muktad, in the mid-1940s, were of accompanying my parents and siblings to Daman from Udvada, where we lived. My Bapawaji , Ervad Hormusji .J. Unwalla , the Panthaki of the Daman Dar-E-Mehr, was highly respected not only by the Parsees in Daman but all the other communities who were then under the Portuguese rule. Muktad, observed for 1...
Tags: Life, Mumbai, BOI, Tardeo, Udvada, Daman, Iranshah, Secunderabad, Patel Agiary, Mobed, Everyday Parsi, Muktad, Mazagaon, Feroze Jamshedji Unwalla, Bapawaji Ervad Hormusji J Unwalla, Daman Dar E Mehr

Soroosh Sorooshian Awarded American Meteorological Society’s Hydrologic Sciences Medal

The American Meteorological Society is pleased to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations of the weather, water, and climate community through its Awards and Honors program. Join us in congratulating the 2021 recipients who will receive their award or honor at the 101st AMS Annual Meeting. THE HYDROLOGIC SCIENCES MEDAL Awarded to Soroosh Sorooshian For ingenious, groundbreaking work on surface hydrology and the remote sensing of precipitation that has profoundly impacted the fiel...
Tags: News, Life, Nasa, Unesco, University Of Arizona, Robert, UCI, California Council on Science and Technology, University of California Irvine, Global Energy, American Meteorological Society, National Academy of Engineering, Kerman Iran, Soroosh Sorooshian, Center for Hydrometeorology, Sorooshian

Troubleshooting the Low-Bar Squat

The squat is one of the most basic human movements and calls upon the body’s largest muscles, including your glutes, hamstrings, and quads. There are different variations of the squat, but in barbell training, two types are the most common: the high-bar squat and the low-bar squat.  Which one you choose will depend on your strength-training goals. I’m a fan of the low-bar squat since it works more muscles in the posterior chain, i.e., the “chain” of muscles that run up the back of the body. Mor...
Tags: Life, Matt, Gus, Paul Horn, Matt Reynolds, Health & Sports, Barbell, Barbell Logic, Low Bar Squat

The Best Ways to Reheat and Reuse Leftover French Fries

The pandemic supposedly got people back into their kitchens — baking bread and making comfort food casseroles. But around here, we’ve actually found ourselves getting take-out a little more often. At first it was a way to support local restaurants, and then it became increasingly uncomfortable to linger in grocery stores hunting for rarely-used ingredients for new recipes. Plus, there’s just the fact that when there are other stressors on the mind, it’s nice to have one less thing on the mental...
Tags: Cooking, Cook, Life, Travel & leisure, Food & Drink, Recipes, Jeremy

The Everyday Parsi in 2020

August 6th 2020 is the first day of the Muktad per the Shehenshahi Parsi Zoroastrian calendar. Parsis around the world and especially in India remember the dear departed of their family. Special prayers are offered at the Agiaries and in homes. The 10th day of the Muktad culminates into the Shehenshahi Parsi New Year. A few years ago Parsi Khabar started a series around this time titled “The Everyday Parsi”. We have invited “everyday” Parsis to write in. Over the next few days yo...
Tags: Life, India, Parsi Khabar, Everyday Parsi, India Pakistan United States Canada UK New Zealand

Everyday Parsi: Nergish Udwadia

Our first author in the Everyday Parsi 2020 series is Nergish Udwadia from Melbourne, Australia. I was recently invited by Parsi  to provide a write up on the significance of Muktad in my life. After quite some reflection, memories both coherent and remarkably clear began to emerge. Memories thought lost, though details still sketchy, musings of prayers and ceremonies magically reached the cortex and poured onto paper. Ultimately for me, Muktad is synonymous with my dear mother and as suc...
Tags: Australia, Life, Brown University, Melbourne, Bombay, Melbourne Australia, Parsi, Colaba, Atash Behrams, Everyday Parsi, Muktad, Mazagaon, Yatha Ahu, Agiyaris, Sukhar Loban, Bombay Mumbai Melbourne

The last of the Zoroastrians

My grandfather had never been a tall man, and now he looked absurdly small, no bigger than a child. Swaddled in off-white sheets like a newborn, with just his head and the soles of his feet visible, his eyes were open and mouth disconcertingly agape, as if in surprise. His corpse was slightly raised from the floor, lain atop a rickety wooden stretcher. Beside the body, three priests in white robes intoned in Avestan, the long-dead language of the Zoroastrian scriptures, as a small fire burned i...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, New York, London, Opinion, Life, Russia, India, Israel, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Toronto, Iran, Britain

Podcast #633: The World and Vision of Lakota Medicine Man Black Elk

When he was nine years old in 1872, Black Elk, a member of the Lakota tribe, had a near-death vision in which he was called to save not only his people but all of humanity. For the rest of his life, Black Elk’s vision haunted and inspired him as he took part in many of the seminal confrontations between the Lakota and the U.S. government, including those at Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee.  My guest today is the author of a biography of this native holy man. His name is Joe Jackson and his bo...
Tags: Podcast, Life, US, West, Bill, Joe, Joe Jackson, SIOUX, Lakota, Wabasha, Joe Joe, Black Elk, Little Bighorn, Vision of Lakota Medicine Man Black Elk, John Neihardt, Black Elk Speaks

Groundbreaking trilogy finds Zoroastrian ties in religions

The ambitious project opens the scriptures of seven faiths to anyone who wishes to learn Article by James Christie | Broadview Once upon a time, a mere six centuries or so before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the world’s greatest religious traditions emerged from what German philosopher Karl Jaspers called the Axial Age. The dating is under some debate, but from approximately 650 BCE* to 400 BCE, religious creativity exploded across the ancient world — in India, China, Persia (Iran), th...
Tags: Silk Road, Opinion, Washington, Life, India, Toronto, Los Angeles, Iran, Afghanistan, Morocco, Islam, New Zealand, Jesus, Christian, North America, Christ

4 Ways to Fight Staleness While Working From Home

Like the rest of the small crew here at AoM, I’ve been working from home for most of my career, and have observed that without the presence of coworkers to chit-chat with, breakrooms, or a coffee shop in the lobby, it’s easy to feel a bit stale. While lunch is a nice interlude in the middle of the day, I’ve found I need some refreshing mid-morning and mid-afternoon too.  Fortunately, one’s ability to re-energize at home is even better than at the office — you can freely play with habits and ...
Tags: Instagram, Life, Winston Churchill, Money & Career, Don Greene

The Cookbook That Made Me Worship

Interested in cooking lamb for eight persons four times? The Supper of the Lamb will teach you how. It will do more than that: it will teach you how to make different kinds of broth, bread, pastries, and more. But you’ll get more than that by reading this book. You’ll learn how to keep company with an onion for an hour, if you choose. Even better, you’ll probably end up worshiping God. A Culinary Reflection The Supper of the Lamb is a culinary reflection more than anything els...
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Podcast #632: How the Internet Makes Our Minds Shallow

Have you found it harder and harder to sit with a good book for long periods of time without getting that itch to check your phone? Well, you’re not alone. My guest today makes the case that the internet has changed our brains in ways that make deep, focused thinking harder and harder. His name is Nicholas Carr, and he documented what was then a newly-emerging phenomenon ten years ago in his book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. The Shallows has now been re-released wit...
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The Adventures of the Pillow Gang: Illustrated by Delzin Choksey

Ace illustrator and our dear friend Delzin Choksey informs us of a new book out on Amazon Delzin writes… I wanted to share my latest children’s book. it’s on Amazon, here   The illustrations are hand-drawn and digitally inked by me. For a few days the Kindle edition of the book is for free, so parents and kids can enjoy the digital version! I would love your support in spreading the word and getting it to parents and kids who like to read.
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Jiyo Parsi collating information about Matrimonial Services

We at Jiyo Parsi are collating information about Matrimonial Services. As a small Diasporic community we feel the need for our networking to expand globally bringing together our youth to make friends as well as possible partners. It would also help with networking about professional development and possible partners in the same profession or with similar interests. Those individuals or organizations involved in Parsi/Irani matrimony alliance or matrimonial services and would like to share the...
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XERXES DASTUR FULFILLS HIS ELECTION PROMISE At the Board Meeting or July 29th, 2020 chaired by Mrs. Armaity Tirandaz, the trustees of the BPP resolved to revoke the Rs. 750/pm service charge that was levied on its residents since Feb 2017. It has been a long drawn battle inter se the Trustees which finally met its logical and benevolent end last week. To refresh your memory, in Aug 2017 Armaity Tirandaz, Noshir Dadrawala and Viraf Mehta had proposed to reduce the Rs. 750 service charge to Rs...
Tags: Life, Board, Trustees, Bombay Parsi Panchayat, BPP, Phiroze Amroliwalla, Viraf Mehta, Dastur, BPP Trustees, Xerxes Dastur, Armaity Tirandaz Noshir Dadrawala, Muncherjee Cama, Armaity Tirandaz Noshir Dadrawala Xerxes Dastur

Visitations from the World Above – MUKTADS, the Festival of Hamaspathmaedaya

Online session on Zoroastrianism by Khojeste P. Mistree titled, “Visitation from the World Above – MUKTADS, the Festival of Hamaspathmaedaya” Copyright © 2020 Khojeste P. Mistree | Zoroastrian Studies – Mumbai All rights reserved Also find a primer on how to celebrate the Muktads at home. The Muktād or the Fravardīgān is the Zoroastrian festival that celebrates the coming of the Fravashis (guardian spirits) and the souls (urvan) of our near and dear departed family members who visit ...
Tags: Life, Talks, Hamaspathmaedaya, Khojeste P Mistree

The Irani Aviator And His Flying Machine

The Irani doctor of Dahanu and his flying machine Dr. Behramshah Mazda, MBBS, was on the phone. Talking to me from Dahanu. Hometown of the Zoroastrian Iranis. About 120-km from Mumbai by road. I was speaking to him after years. But I could picture him easily. A burly, blustery Irani. Trusted in Dahanu for decades as the go-to doctor. Everybody knows him. And for reasons other than his bedside manner and healing touch. Posted by Mark Manuel on Facebook I was writing about the Dahanu Thermal Power...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Supreme Court, Life, India, Mumbai, Boeing, Bombay, Mazda, KARACHI, Coast Guard, Irani, Udvada, Daman, Parsi Irani, Dahanu

Sunday Firesides: Never Criticize Without Offering an Alternative

During World War II, General Dwight D. Eisenhower would have his staff study certain problems and then present their conclusions to those who were specialists in that particular area. Sometimes, a member of the latter group would disagree with the recommended action. “But this was not acceptable to General Eisenhower,” one of the men close to him remembered, “who held that to disagree in itself was insufficient unless the officer so disposed could come up with something better. Therefore a mor...
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