Friday, December 27, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Paul Bartholomew was going through his old photos
and found this
It's a Park Gig
meaning I'm standing on a flatbed truck with a shell over it
somewhere in a huge park
you can see a sound man still pulling stuff together
the crew seemed to be running late
The park was packed, so i started on time
(this was taken in 1990)
It's good to be reminded.
I wonder what will happen next.
love & love,
Friday, December 13, 2013
We have snow, ice, sleet and rain
I hear it's snowing in Cairo, Egypt
I also hear the sun is expressing itself
by changing poles
new, next, something extraordinary
Here we are
Ready to Claim
It for OurSelves
Our Next Marvelous
Filled with Light, Inspiration
We'll remember what brought us here
we'll be ready for our Bright Future
yep. bring it on
ring the bell
Monday, December 09, 2013
You know from Paul Woolf? He's a successful screen writer, and story writer -
As a child didn't fit so good in his Brooklyn, Conservative shul -
(late 1940's - 1950's)
He questioned so much
that his Rabbi banned him from shul and he ended up studying over the phone with the Cantor.
(Blessings to every Cantor who was kind to a kid.)
Mr. Woolf said, it was okay,
studying with the Cantor
because when he (Mr. Woolf) would stop and ask what the words meant,
the Cantor would do his best to explain.
But, after Bar Mitzvah (Oy! What a Bar Mitzvah story it was!)
Young Mr. Woolf left to find Life on his own terms.
Eventually his heart
Eventually his heart
(or as it's said, his Jewish Soul)
called out to him.
This time, the right teachers were there . .
(turns out one of them was one of mine - Rabbi Zalman)
Here's a happy surprise . . .
Mr. Paul Woolf received s'micha - to be a Maggid
(Feb. 27th, 1994.)
"Traditionally a Maggid is not necessarily a book person,
in the way a rabbi is or should be.
When a Maggid looks at a Jewish text,
he does so with the sense of the immediacy,
the urgency of scripture.
His task is to awaken people from spiritual sleep."
Sunday, December 08, 2013
(It's a song title -
I slowed my "Traveling w/Leonardo"
because someone brought a video - with an electronic sounding voice over
all about Leonardo being a phony.
What's UP with that?
So, I thought about this
I didn't research it, because ultimately it does not matter
What I'm striving to do is reignite my own creative expression
|(I think this might be the cover of a book for Canadian Homeschooling)|
I think it's a little like Nicholas this time of year.
So much of the world celebrates the mythical idea
Both of the men lived
ideas have come to surround the idea of them
to inspire others.
(Nicholas means Victory of the people
Leonardo means lion - in case you wondered)
|(this photo comes from a blog post celebrating Leonardo's garden)|
I am going to travel along w/Leonardo for a while longer,
Then, move to another project i intended to start a long time ago
At the moment, it's easy to see I'm looking at a quality considered
(a desire to know - or learn)
I think i have an abundance of this quality.
Here is a photo of Leonardo's childhood home
love & love,
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
There are many people here celebrating
St. Nicholas Day
Children put their shoes out last night
and found candy
or treats waiting for them this morning.
For several years I got to celebrate in a large event
hosted by Catholic Supply of St. Louis
Hundreds came on Nicholas Eve
People brought gifts for Nicholas
to deliver to others
We would have a pile of games, toys, socks, blankets
to give to children at the St. Nicholas School in our
Whatever you celebrate
Wherever you are
I wish for you
Light, Joy, Hope