Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Religion

03 Sep 2020, 11:48 a.m.

Making Groups, Leading Them, Treating Others Well

Some writing I've appreciated in the past year, on leadership, and on understanding others and treating them well: synecdochic's "dreamwidth as vindication of a few cherished theories": His decision to take energy away from his …

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07 Aug 2020, 11:20 a.m.

How Do You React To This News?

"Emergency Mission: Hasidic Women Battle Male EMS for an Ambulance of Their Own," by Carson Kessler, in THE CITY, published August 6th, 2020. So, there's a particular kind of response I imagine some of my …

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22 Feb 2019, 8:33 a.m.

The Fascinating Life of Dalip Singh Saund

My latest MetaFilter blog post is "At the beginning I never thought of becoming a candidate myself." Immigrant, math Ph.D., farmer, and judge Dalip Singh Saund wasn't just the first Asian American elected to the …

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22 Dec 2018, 13:34 p.m.

I Welcome Your Point Of View On Whether I Am An Alto

I love listening to and singing a lot of labor and folk songs. Like, the highlight of my week a little while back was when a friend got out his guitar and learned to play …

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28 Sep 2016, 16:43 p.m.

Analogy

At MidAmericon II I got to shake hands with Dr. Stanley Love and tell him that I liked his speech (he had accepted the Campbell Award for Best New Writer on behalf of his friend …

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13 Aug 2016, 12:40 p.m.

Habit, Identity, Self-Care, and Shame

Lately I've been working to acknowledge and honor the difference it makes to me to invest in various activities and habits when they do make a difference to me. Exercising every day, and setting out …

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26 Apr 2016, 13:12 p.m.

Temps

As Leonard has blogged, he and I just returned from a weeklong anniversary trip to Paris, courtesy of my mom. I'm still a little jetlagged and I've said "Excusez-moi" when brushing past a stranger here …

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10 Dec 2015, 9:55 a.m.

On Meditation And Other Training Exercises

Last night, as I do most Wednesday nights, I went to my local mindfulness meditation group. It was a very distracted meditation for me, and as we ended, a voice in me judged, failure. And …

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24 Dec 2014, 23:48 p.m.

Good And Bad Signs For Community Change, And Some Leadership Styles

So let's assume you want to improve a particular community, and you've already read my earlier pieces, which I am now declaring prerequisites: "Why You Have To Fix Governance To Improve Hospitality", "Hospitality, Jerks, and …

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28 Nov 2014, 19:25 p.m.

Attachment

From The Young Buddhists' Path To Success, by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, 1987, p. 25: What the Buddhist youth lack today is a sense of ambition. I'm turning this over in my head, half thoughtful …

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