90% of American have a positive view of MLK Jr.

When I was growing up in Connecticut, my family rented a house every summer in Grafton, Vermont, for the month of July. We packed up our boxy Ford Fairmont station wagon that sported a stripe of wood paneling around its belly. It was kind of like driving a piece of…

Building Your Psychological Immune System

Schuyler contends that she rarely falls ill because, as a kid, she ate so much dirt. If you were to visit her childhood home, you would understand her claim immediately. Long-forgotten dust bunnies garnish the creaky floorboards and elaborate cobwebs ornament the rafters. If you tried to bounce a dime…

Are We Just Extras in An Evolutionary Play Starring Bacteria?

Don’t Pretend You Haven’t Done It!

Doing laundry is a simple way to right the wrongs of the world. I cloister into the dark box of the wash closet to purge my sullied gym shorts like one might cleanse their soul in the confessional booth. …

Jake Angeli (aka The Qanon Shaman)

Upon reflection, it was not logical to expect the dawn of a new year to arbitrarily usher in better fortunes. Of course, given the President’s unhinged rhetoric over the past months, one last moonless night in Trumplandia was foreseeable.

More difficult to presage, however, was the image of a…

Aug 16, 2020

We’re late for soccer. It’s always the elusive shin guards, hunkered away in some shadowy corner. I suppose I, too, might sequester at the prospect of the flailing cleats and errant kicks of 10-year old girls.

Lolli sanctifies punctuality, an odd proclivity for a girl her age…

They barely notice me retching and dripping with sweat, tangled in the sheets of my wading pool of a bed. They traipse through my room to draw a bath or to steal my phone charger. I am desperate for some quiet yet they stroll nonchalantly by the laundry room never…

Friday, April 3, 33AD

Golgotha

As Jesus of Nazareth hung upon the cross, the Roman centurions cast lots for his clothing; the thieves on the crosses to either side reviled him; the religious leaders mocked him; and the crowd blasphemed him.

Even in his agony, Jesus summoned grace for those…

Close your eyes. Sit tall with your back straight. Plant your feet solidly on the ground below you. Take a deep breath in through your nose.

And hold it until November 3. Probably longer.

Shut-eye doesn’t come easy right now, thoughts are swinging from branch to branch like a monkey…

Jeff Krasno

Jeff is CEO of Commune, a masterclass platform for well-being and is the host of the Commune podcast. He’s written two books: Wanderlust & Find Your True Fork.

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