In Appreciation of Rumi

Always Room for Rumi I have appreciated and enjoyed the poetry of Rumi since the mid 1990?s. At that point in time, Coleman Barks, an American poet, published his second collection of Rumi?s poetry. In that same year, Bill Moyers interviewed Barks on his PBS series,...

Sunflower

High Concept – Sunflower Sunflower is an instrumental piece of music written by Mason Williams. For those of you who don?t know, Mason was the head writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Also, he is a classical guitarist/composer (ex., Classical Gas) and...

Laurel and Hardy Dance to Santana

Laurel and Hardy Dance?to Santana I love this YouTube video mashup?as Laurel and Hardy dance to Santana?s catchy tune, Oye Como Va. When I?m taking life way too seriously, I can watch this to put a smile on my face and feel light-hearted. When I watched it for the...

Riding the Rails: A Train Ride to the Bay

Train Ride Last weekend, I took a train ride over to the San Francisco Bay Area. It was my first train ride in Northern California. I was headed towards my final destination of Jack London Square in Oakland to meet with a friend and look for an outdoor workshop...

Life Purpose

Making a Difference Life Purpose… I was very idealistic as a teenager. For better or worse, I grew up in the 60?s which was a very tumultuous and exciting time for all who were there for it. As informed by the youth culture of the day, I really dug into and...