Life as Art: What Matters?

Cricket song matters. Two new tigers born into this world matter. Their birth gives me hope. It matters. Each squalling baby matters. (Whether human or animal.) Each story matters. Acting as witnesses and scribes to our time on earth matters. Sure, we may be nothing but a bright flash or a speck of energy in the … More Life as Art: What Matters?

Swimming in the Deep End

In memory of my Buddhist friend, Miguel, who died on Valentine’s Day. “It is often said that in today’s modern and postmodern world that the forces of darkness are upon us. But I think not; in the Dark and the Deep there are truths that can always heal. It is not the forces of darkness … More Swimming in the Deep End

Everything Starts With The Word

“Poetry is a kind of witchcraft. We have the power to manifest, to call forth, to make what didn’t happen, happen. I think of the griots who delivered stories from town to town, the soothsayers and playwrights and brujas, all the ceremonies and dedications and incantations and proclamations, everything that starts with the word. And … More Everything Starts With The Word

The Gem and the Robe

“It’s your mind that creates the world.” ~ Buddha In Buddhism we base our faith upon something called “actual proof.”  In other words, there is no such thing as blind faith — or the belief in something that offers no proof it actually works.  We are certain that we will see changes and benefits when … More The Gem and the Robe