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The Unlikely Buddhist: Compassion And All That *@#^

Megan Sukys
12/10/2011

Many of us think things that we would never say out loud. Not Michael Stusser. He's a Seattle–based freelance writer who built his career on a frank, brutally honest, no–holds–barred writing style. He had a comic style based on cutting insults and blunt observations.

But when Michael's marriage started falling apart, he needed a new approach to keep himself from spiraling into anger and spewing words he might later regret. So, he turned to his yoga teacher and a local Tibetan monk to give him the strength to "speak no evil."

Michael talks with KUOW's Megan Sukys about learning to keep his mouth shut, developing compassion for others and still being able to "bring the funny."



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