A conversation that took place a few weeks ago sent me ruminating. As I formed my reactions into a response I found that I had a lot to say. The conversation touched several deep places in me and my reactions stirred several blog posts worth of material. It took me two weeks to gel my […]
On the road again! After the day in Lima the bags were packed and we were off back to the airport to catch our flight to Cusco and on to The Sacred Valley. These next two days/nights are part of the acclimatisation process to get us used to higher altitudes in preparation for our climb […]
“When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will […]
Kang Han’s novel The Vegetarian provides jarring insights into the mechanism the world deploys to govern a female body, and the resistance against it. Thus one can view the protagonist’s journey not merely an escape, but simultaneously also a rebellion. First, the radically liberating dimension of Yeong-hye’s vegetarianism lies in its non-instrumentality, as a break […]
As 2018 winds down, I’m contemplating changes I made back in January which have had a profound impact on me this year. First, I began walking the 2.5 mile R/T length of the commercial street in my neighborhood. I walk solo, and keep stops or talking to a minimum. I’ve done this daily since January, […]
moving through lows to enter places of insight. I am still following the thread. the words aren’t quite here yet. but I know. there has been a lifting of limits. I feel a freedom within, lifting its wings. everything is as it should be, and so I sink in. why am I seeking connection? to […]
Throughout the years and even now, I have often been asked the view Shinto holds in regard to LGBT+ people and culture. As someone who is both nonbinary feminine and pansexual, with most of my loved ones being apart of the LGBT+ community, and some who practice Shinto as well, this is a topic that […]
GOOD FRIDAY (APRIL 16) 1954 “Upon initiating the usual sufferings, about the hour of 1:00 p.m., Jesus appeared to me, covered with wounds and bleeding, saying to me: ‘Behold my child, see to what ends the sins of man have reduced me. The world has lowered itself in overflowing corruption. The governments of the peop1e […]
This week the Wclub had their Dolly days. With every day some fun doll surprises. But the BIG BANG was revealed at the final day. A new addition to the Sacred Lotus collection !!! And here she is Divinely Luminous Elyse Jolie. I think she is so gorgeous !!!! She is wearing a rose golden […]
A deactivated Shield Guardian is worshiped by local tribes, and its control amulet lies in the heart of a nearby goblin village.
Don’t get lost in watching the mesmerizing ebb and flow of the twisting kaleidoscope colors frolicking behind the shuttered darkness of your closed eyelids. Ah….that’s it. Very good. Relax into this moment; experience the sm
“God is dead” declared Nietzsche’s madman in “The Gay Science”. What follows is a tentative sketch of the implications of Nietzsche’s idea on the death of God and how it leads to the loss of what it means to be human.
From the lies to the literal and all things lost in between. When intention is not always as black and white as the simplicity within the key message or actual meaning within the story. Sadly we are inside a time when people do not always mean what they say or say what they mean. Socially […]
What with this being the season for Indian weddings, case in points the Priyanka-Nick, Deepika-Ranveer and Virat- Anushka weddings, I too recently attended a colorful, beautiful and lavish North Indian Wedding. It was lots of fun and it got me thinking about the various weddings I have attended and the different sorts of people who […]
The End and the Beginning of a New Direction The time: 70 C.E. The mighty Temple of the Most High God in Jerusalem was destroyed. The sacred artifacts had been paraded through the city of Rome. The Priests who had dedicated their lives to service before the Lord, were murdered where-ever they were found, or […]
Two hundred and thirty-one days since returning home. Three quarters of a year with no particular excitement. One broken hand, a bruised rib, a car accident, a punched jaw, one funeral. Two weddings, two holidays, several parties, one cabin, two puppies, a new job. Thank God for friends and family. Or perhaps curse them, for […]