11/20/2013 05:21 pm ET

'Namaste' To Tim J. Luddy Of Mother Jones Magazine

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When the editors of Mother Jones recently announced that longtime creative director Tim J Luddy was leaving the magazine "to build his yoga-teaching practice," it sounded to some like the West Coast equivalent of "spending more time with his family" or "pursuing other interests." In this case, though, the story is true.

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