Equanimous \E*quan"i*mous\, a.
[L. aequanimus, fr. aequus equal + animus mind.]
Of an even, composed frame of mind; of a steady temper; not easily elated or depressed.
Delightful. Makes me think of Medialens folk.
I have a new favorite orator: Michael Parenti.
A brief search on the interwebs will only find you his web site, which is a bit off-putting, and doesn't really show to his strengths. But take a listen to Land of Idols (40 minutes), then check out the other talks in that same directory (search for "parenti").
Set off on what must have been a 100 km loop last Sunday on the bike, after coming back from GUADEC; Google thinks the distance was significantly less. Perhaps I should report a bug?
It was so quiet walking home this evening that even smelling the street odors made me feel like I was eavesdropping.