Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Eyes of the Buddha

Years ago in Kathmandu we learned the eyes of the Buddha are always open, never blinking. On the temples they watched without emotion over the city and the valley beyond. In contrast the reclining Vishnu was asleep on the stone … Continue reading

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Dimming summer’s light

The bright sunlight of summer is giving way to the tilted light of the colder months. It is a world scurrying to keep up with a spinning of seasons when energies burn hot against the chilly night. It changes us … Continue reading

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ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE (but Life is not a Play)

Those of us who write plays tend to see dramatic irony, character development, and scene work itself in our everyday world.  It’s how we structure our writing to turn out dramas that people (hopefully) want to come to see.  Great … Continue reading

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LET THEM EAT CAKE

Now that the House Republicans are officially on record for trying to reduce food stamps….let us call in the Queen who blithely said LET THEM EAT CAKE, although the truly poor in our nation probably could not afford to do … Continue reading

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Summer makes its exit

The wonder of fall has not yet overtaken the departure of summer. The melancholy that sets in with the last beauty of the grapevines in the sunlight is now well-placed within my writing. I miss the garden already. The rules … Continue reading

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Venus and the Moon

Last night driving home in that moment between dark and day we saw Venus shining next to the small slice of moon. The spectacle elicited poetry in my heart and even in my head. Venus is, of course, the brightest … Continue reading

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Syria – to engage or not to engage

President Obama was given a Noble peace prize untested. The committee in Stockholm might want to rethink that endowment to a new President whose country was already involved in two wars. Don’t get me wrong. Obama is better than most … Continue reading

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