June 7, 2003 |
If everything had gone according to plan, elves would have written this story. At least, that was the hope inspired by two new books -- "The Lazy Way to Success" and "The Lazy Person's Guide to Success." Both say loafing is the secret to accomplishing goals. To back up that claim, authors Fred Gratzon, a former ice cream mogul, and Ernie J. Zelinski, a Canadian writer, offer anecdotes, aphorisms and quotes from famous dawdlers.
December 29, 1987 |
Despite the stock market crash on Oct. 19, for money manager Monty Gild, there was no Black Monday. Gild, who says his Malibu investment management firm was only 20% invested in the stock market at the time, credits an ancient Indian system of preventive medicine with helping him nearly "avoid the crash."
January 12, 1992 |
The abandoned Dallas-Ft. Worth Capital of the Age of Enlightenment, a transcendental meditation center, was destroyed by a suspicious fire, officials said. The 55,000-square-foot structure with 14 golden domes and 108 rooms burned to the ground Friday, said Montague County Sheriff Glenn Watley. Watley said the fire was suspicious because it spread so quickly.
July 7, 2000 |
Positioning itself firmly against Pat Buchanan, the state branch of the Reform Party endorsed a little-known physicist for president Thursday. "I never knew being so far behind was such an asset," joked John Hagelin, who hopes to wrest the nomination from front-runner Buchanan in the nationwide mail-in primary that started this week. Since party founder Ross Perot has decided against running, Hagelin has emerged as the sole challenger to Buchanan for the nomination and $12.
October 30, 2007 |
Donovan, famous for '60s pop hits such as "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Mellow Yellow," has announced plans to open the Invincible Donovan University, where students will adhere to the principles of transcendental meditation. "I know it sounds like an airy-fairy hippie dream to go on about '60s peace and love," said the 61-year-old singer, who was born Donovan Leitch in the Maryhill area of Glasgow, Scotland. "But the world is ready for this now; it is clear this is the time."
October 24, 1990 |
Magician Doug Henning says he and Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi will build a $1-billion theme park, practically in Walt Disney World's back yard, featuring magic and Eastern-style meditation. The park will open in 1993 on 450 acres and offer 38 major attractions focusing on the themes of knowledge, enlightenment and entertainment, Henning said. It will include a courtyard of illusions and a building apparently suspended above water.
June 18, 1987 |
Creating Health: Beyond Prevention, Towards Perfection by Deepak Chopra MD (Houghton Mifflin: $15.95). In the continued debate about mind over matter, Norman Cousins's "Anatomy of an Illness" popularized non-traditional medicine, encouraging people to heal themselves through laughter, right thinking and other techniques. However, Deepak Chopra, an Indian physician trained in his country who finds U.S.