Shakuhachi

18 Feb 19
Big Island Mouse

Our first performance with Puna Taiko was at the Baptist Ministries Luau at the University of Hawaii in January. Our drummers are mostly varying shades of brown so it really struck me when I looked out at the audience and saw a lot of cream cheese faces. I know there are black and Asian Baptists, […]

16 Feb 19
Ghost of Shakespeare

Denounced in Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary, American Civil War veteran, Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899), was widely known as an agnostic who professed no use at all for religion, which he regularly and publicly denounced. Yet, he remained a strong believer in love. At the grave of his brother, Ebon (who was buried in Washington in […]

15 Feb 19
BOOKS FROM DUSK TILL DAWN

BOOK DESCRIPTION In this breathtakingly bold, intricately constructed novel set in 18th century Stockholm, a dying man searches among the city’s teeming streets, dark corners, and intriguing inhabitants to unmask a ruthless murderer—perfect for fans of Perfume and The Alienist. It is 1793. Four years after the storming of the Bastille in France and more […]

15 Feb 19
Sarah George Acupuncture and Natural Health

Well just last month, around the time of the full moon, I teamed up with my House of Prana Launceston yoga colleagues to create a blissful, restorative experience. Our event started with a peaceful yin yoga session (with the lovely Laura McCaughey) and was followed by live shakuhachi flute played by the incredible musician, Yyan Ng, […]

15 Feb 19
Zen's Sekai I - Japan

  Aftermath …this n that It is a little over a week since I had my operation. It is remarkable the difference in the Vision in my left eye. When I compare it to the right now, which was better before than the left, I find it amazing that I was seeing reasonable at all. I […]

14 Feb 19

Ahhh, valentines day. You either love it or hate it. Honestly, I get both sides. I think celebrating love is a great thing, but I do think that we should focus on all kinds of love not just romantic love. It is a super commercialised holiday though and that’s where I don’t like it.  Also, […]

12 Feb 19
innovatorx

The finest headphones you can plug directly into your phone’s dongle We’re living in a time when luxury and tech brands keep flirting with each other’s products, whether it’s $2,000 iPhones or even pricier Tag Heuer watches running Wear OS. The best crossover between the two categories has always been headphones, which give manufacturers a […]

11 Feb 19
Lighter Capital

Creativity is hard to quantify, and ever harder to nurture. Your creativity is like a muscle that needs to exercise to remain agile. Two ways you can boost creativity are by learning to play a music instrument or learning to cook.

10 Feb 19
East Bay Times
Forum on ‘God and Evolution’ Saratoga Federated Church presents the Village Forum on Feb. 28, when two experts with different points of view will talk about where science and faith intersect. Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass is a Christian who also affirms evolutionary science. Dr. Ann Gauger is a Christian whose years of biological study ultimately led her to join the intelligent design research community. The two will hold forth on “God and Evolution” at 7 p.m. at the Saratoga Foothill Club, 20399 Park Place. The forum is free. For more information, visit http://www.saratogafederated.org/village-forum.html, email thevillageforum@gmail.com or call Bob Connors at 408-867-1000. World flute concert Saratoga Foothill Club and Sangam Arts present flutists Dr. Ray Furuta and Prasad Bhandarkar in concert on Feb. 15. Furuta is a master of Western flute and Japanese shakuhachi; Bhandarkar is a classical Indian flutist of North Indian Hindusani Bansuri. The two flutists will play both solos and duets in what the presenters say will be “an entirely new cross cultural performance.” “Woodwind and Reed: Flutes from Around the World” starts at 7 p.m. at Saratoga Foothill Club, 20399 Park Place. Tickets are  $10 at www.tinyurl.com/flutes-fhc and $15 at the door; the event is free to students.
10 Feb 19
The Mercury News
Forum on ‘God and Evolution’ Saratoga Federated Church presents the Village Forum on Feb. 28, when two experts with different points of view will talk about where science and faith intersect. Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass is a Christian who also affirms evolutionary science. Dr. Ann Gauger is a Christian whose years of biological study ultimately led her to join the intelligent design research community. The two will hold forth on “God and Evolution” at 7 p.m. at the Saratoga Foothill Club, 20399 Park Place. The forum is free. For more information, visit http://www.saratogafederated.org/village-forum.html, email thevillageforum@gmail.com or call Bob Connors at 408-867-1000. World flute concert Saratoga Foothill Club and Sangam Arts present flutists Dr. Ray Furuta and Prasad Bhandarkar in concert on Feb. 15. Furuta is a master of Western flute and Japanese shakuhachi; Bhandarkar is a classical Indian flutist of North Indian Hindusani Bansuri. The two flutists will play both solos and duets in what the presenters say will be “an entirely new cross cultural performance.” “Woodwind and Reed: Flutes from Around the World” starts at 7 p.m. at Saratoga Foothill Club, 20399 Park Place. Tickets are  $10 at www.tinyurl.com/flutes-fhc and $15 at the door; the event is free to students.
10 Feb 19
Whole-i-Stick

Back to basics…Whole-i-Stick… Blog Web LOG Branch branch out Olive branch Stick Talking stick walking stick magic wand wander wander full wonderful wonder-full wonderful fool full moon lunatic fantasy sea of souls april fools fools rush in angels fearing dread dare to tread gently on the earth suffer fools gladly the little children magicians musicians […]

07 Feb 19
Zen's Sekai I - Japan

…And now for something completely different.   My eyesight has been getting bad, not extreme but bad. I have been to the doctors a couple of times and they have verified something is up. My last drivers’ test I barely passed in the states. I have a boat license test coming this year. I did […]

07 Feb 19
Serum (art + fiction)

I find it difficult to answer the question “What is your favorite movie?” but not because I don’t have one. I don’t have a favorite color, or even one favorite food, but I do have a favorite movie — except it’s not really a movie. Sort of. The reason it’s a tricky question to answer […]