January 2, 2017

What of the bow? The bow was made in England:  Of true wood, of yew wood, The wood of English bows: So men who are free Love the old yew tree And the land where the yew tree grows.                                 […]

December 19, 2016

LIBIDO AND THE ARTIST Dearest All~ Artists are reputed to be iconoclastic folk, a little odd in their ways. Their bodies and minds open to the essence of life. Even if the art-making means finely tuning the intellect sans feeling. But instrument of mind is best when open to viscerally, emotionally and intellectually resonating with […]

December 12, 2016

Dearest All~ On this snowy evening, I would like to share some notes on the libido. I do not have time to weave theses notes into a tidy essay. However, I think they compel just as they stand. First, let us review the through-line of my previous letters so you can see why the content […]

December 5, 2016

Dearest All~ It seems my attempts to be brief in my letters to you are challenged. I can’t be blog-brief about all that is going on. For that I apologize. However, I did not anticipate we would all be thrust into a national discussion about America’s future. And so many of you are scared out […]

November 28, 2016

Dearest All~ I hope you all had a lovely holiday. At the very least, a good lie-down. At the most, a frolic with family and friends, good eats in the tradition of autumn harvest-looking-forward to a long winter sojourn. I think that is the celebratory spirit of the passing season. In between frolic and good […]

The Story of Elijah and the Rabbi

161127_007 I and the Village by Marc Chagall, 1911  

November 21, 2016

THOUGHTS ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ROOTS OF EVIL AND VIOLENCE Part 1: An Overview of Our Dual Nature:  A Prep for Future Letters Bear with me, this letter might be a little more serious than usual but it’s intended to describe a few concepts to let us understand the upheavals in our world. In weeks to come, I […]

Image of the Dual Nature of Shiva/Pavarti

The Story of Shiva and Parvati

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King Janaka and the Mendicant

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