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This Moment

This Moment

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh   Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh, […]

farewell great lady

farewell great lady

We celebrate Maya Angelou’s life, cherish her wisdom, and learn from her words.  But we will do so without her now, 28 May, 2014.   “Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God,” she wrote in the most recent post […]

"the original bebop man"

"the original bebop man"

Bob Kaufman Born: April 18, 1925 Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana Bob Kaufman was, other than Langston Hughes, the greatest jazz poet who ever lived.  He remains one of the best 2 or 3 of the Beat poets and the most underrated of all […]

His Day is Done by Maya Angelou

His Day is Done by Maya Angelou

This is the official tribute of Nelson Mandela from the American people at the time of his death.  An amazing poem.  Beautiful and serene, read by Maya Angelou who has a captivating voice.  I highly recommend that you take a few minutes to listen.  Reading […]

August: The Landscape Without You

August: The Landscape Without You

In the cruel light of a dead afternoon he rises from the bed plunging through liquid walls into the world’s ever-greenness. Across the lost fields a hot wind drizzles ash. Laser-blue petals lift their tongues to a cryptic sky. The air blinks and turns to […]

living in two cultures

living in two cultures

test post from my other blog…

the soul of Sindh

the soul of Sindh

O friend, why are you still inclined to waste paper and ink? Go forth and try to find the source where words were formed. ~Shah Abdul Latif Bhitae Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai  was a devout Muslim Sufi, but his spirituality was broad and welcoming, making […]

The Lama, the book and Leonard Cohen

The Lama, the book and Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen narrates a film on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama (1994) 5 part video series, an hour in total. According to Buddhist scholar and translator Robert Thurman (father of Uma), The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or Bardo Thodol, “organizes the […]


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