Ryan Christopher Parks solves the Dolores Park reservation problem

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Thanks, Ryan!

In defense of Burning Man, sort of

Last week we had occasion to revisit the age-old question of whether or not Burning Man is stupid. It seems most of us still agree that indeed it is.

But then yesterday our pal Dirty Diana posted this photo of a fortune cookie fortune she received once upon a time on the playa, and I think it’s pretty cool:


The Sexpigeon diet

I think the Sexpigeon diet is worth a shot:


Integrate exercise into your daily routine
Skip the escalator and start taking the stairs! It might not seem like a lot, but every step burns extra calories.

Set a reasonable diet
You don’t have to count every calorie, but sometimes the answer to “Would you like fries with that?” should be “No thank you!”

Goals, targets, rewards
Set sensible, achievable goals and give yourself small rewards for meeting those goals. Losing five pounds in a month is more than enough, and you deserve a (small!) bag of Cheez-Ohs for the accomplishment.

Get a hobby!
It sounds funny, but sometimes we eat because we don’t know what else to do with ourselves. Try out a hobby! Spending hours by yourself can help you avoid all those calories you’d be spending at meals with friends.

Make smart decisions
Put an “or” where your “ands” currently are. Have a glass of wine OR have dinner, but don’t have both. Save that for one of your cheat days!

Read on for several more helpful steps.

Dharma Punx meditation center coming soon to the Mission

It’ll be at 23rd and Folsom shortly. Here’s the deal:

For over a decade, people from all over the Bay Area have been getting together every Friday, to sit in silent meditation and learn from a phenomenal group of dharma teachers including Vinny Ferraro, Gene Lushtak, Matthew Brensilver, Megan Cowan and more. If you’ve meditated with us over the last couple of years, you know this well: we’re packed to capacity! To help keep up with our growing community, we’ve added two new weekly meditation groups, and launched several weekly Refuge Recovery meetings to offer our community a Buddhist approach to recovery from addiction. But the final piece of the puzzle is to bring all this and more under one roof.

And it’s happening! Their Indiegogo campaign has met its goal, but you’ve got a couple days left to donate to the effort and receive great perks in return (such as books, shirts, hoodies, yoga lessons, massages, private sessions, weeklong retreats and more). Get well soon!!!