Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Little or no access to the internet for a while

I've scheduled daily picture  posts to release in my absence and abstinence
I'd appreciate it if  one of my readers would share it on Face book for me.
May all be well with all of you

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


At Suite Bar
Chander Malek, Proprietor
The Red Harlem Readers
R.Nemo Hill, David M. Katz, Rick Mullen, Robert Murphy, Paul Pines, Henry Weinfield and Anne Whitehouse--Presented by John Foy and Hosted by Cordis Heard

  Rick Mullen-Cordis heard-John Foy
 John Marcus Powel and R.Nemo Hill
Long bus to another bus ride home in the cool night

The Creative Center at University Settlement
weekly meeting with my group
(example from my past)

by Ms.

When this old hull starts sinking,
I turn my spinning rumination
to rest on groundless thinking,
or inter-galactic speculation.

I turn my spinning rumination
toward global thoughts, cloud shapes,
or inter-galactic speculation.
I'm wondering, what will it take?

Toward global thoughts, cloud shapes,
landscapes of imagination,
I'm wondering, what will it take
to quell this dangerous agitation.

Landscapes of imagination
cannot prevent starvation, nor serve
to quell this dangerous agitation,
and won't repair a damaged nerve.

Cannot prevent starvation, nor serve
to multiply the loaves and fishes,
and won't repair a damaged nerve.
We need far more substantial dishes.

To multiply like loaves and fishes,
to feed the greed of trillions.
we need far more substantial dishes,
not rhetoric, rhyme, cotillions.

To feed the greed of trillions,
change has to be quite drastic,
not rhetoric, rhyme, cotillions,
nor goals that seem fantastic.

Change has to be quite drastic;
a giant leap, one-to-the-power of ten
not goals that seem fantastic.
Examine all the facts again.

A giant leap, one to-the-power of ten,
like launches to the moon or Mars.
Examine all the facts again-
We are such hot exploding stars!

Like launches to the moon or Mars,
an idea is a galaxy.
We are such hot exploding stars,
are limits, then, the fallacy?

An idea is a galaxy
that rests on groundless thinking.
Yes, limits are the fallac
when this old hull starts sinking.


Two Films At Tibet House

 Documentary Film narrated by Harrison Ford

Kashyar Darvitch 

Monday, October 20, 2014


Free Friday
(after 7pm)
One wine or juice gets a ticket to see the film at 9:30
tonight Bertolucci classic "Before the Revolution"
The Cafe


The Gift Shop
 'Shambala Sun'
features Merideth Monk
 and more...
 This owl pillow toy in the window is charming
 Then up to the sixth floor to work my way down
taking only a few shots along the way


 'Inspired By India'
Forty works on paper, 16 water colors and four new sculptures
by Francesco Clemente
 The Flag


'The All-Knowing Buddha'
(A secret Guide)
 Believed to have been commissioned by an eighteenth century Mongolian patron
 Fifty four paintings presented to a Belgian missionary in the early 1920s
 by a young monk in inner Mongolia that he'd befriended
 What remained hidden from Western scholarship for decades was that
they offered a step by step illustrated guide to a Tibetan visualization practice
related to the Buddhist deity Sarvavid Vairochana, the All-knowing Buddha
Video documents and provides detailed notes 


 'Witness at a Crossroads'
Marc Riboud's journey across asia during the 1950s and 1960s
more than a hundred photographs offer glimpses into everyday life in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, China, and Japan.


'Repatriation collection'
 Bone carving
 Various forms of Mahakala
Painting on cloth
Mahākāla (Sanskrit) is a Dharmapala ("protector of dharma") in Vajrayana Buddhism, and a deity in Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, particularly in the Vajrayana school. He is known as Daheitian (大黑天) in Chinese and Daikokuten (大黒天) in Japanese. Mahākāla belongs to the fourth hierarchy of deities.
 Silk collage


The Rubin Museum

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Kids Fall Festival
Madison Square Park
Leaf Identification is an art making event
The Rubin Museum had kids making natural oil scented
sachets with Tibetan rock salt.
“You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated.
You can only write books that are of interest to them.”
Maurice Sendak
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.
If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
Albert Einstein
“Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.”
 Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home
“All grown-ups were once children,
but only few of them remember it.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred
minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Home on the big City range
Movie Making
Filming kids 'flying' using a blue screen effect (green cloth)
the scene to be inserted into another background (sky)
"Make believe is believing what you make."
"When you were my age, you was just a baby!"
5 year old
Heading Home
“It's never too late to have a happy childhood.”
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

Thursday, October 16, 2014


by Emily Dickinson
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry’s cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I’ll put a trinket on.

"Autumn teaches us that fruition is also death; that ripeness is a form of decay.
The willows, having stood for so long near water, begin to rust.
Leaves are verbs that conjugate the seasons."
-from "The Solace of Open Spaces" by Gretel Ehrlich-

Autumn Waltz

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


 For two mornings each week we spend time watching our bodies, time giving attention in a concentrated and relaxed way to what works, and how it works, time moving in and out of various postures in order to find the balance points, time for that entity which carries us through time, time to be aware, to appreciate and nurture.

 My Personal Nemesis

The human foot and ankle is a complex mechanical structure
It has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons.
 The 52 bones in the feet make up about 25 percent of all the bones in the body.
This text includes 10 articles covering such topics as "In Honor of the Foot", "Finding Your Center", and "Visualizing Movement Potential". With grace and finesse, Dowd illuminates essential topics for the dancer or anyone practicing movement arts, such as grounding and the source of core postural support.
ISBN 0964580500