Earth & Air

PAINTING THE NOW

  At the park this evening, I’m contemplating the way the wind is drawing moving patterns on the water with the colors of the setting sun and sky reflecting on the pond’s mirror-like surface.  Along the shore, the pond is totally calm reflecting the colors and shapes of…

Primal Art

  Primal Art I have no words Don’t know how Chilled rain outside Dirty cave Lips quivering, Body trembling Dark knight Bright sunlight Dark knight Nothing to do Fire is out Burnt sticks Next to the fire I feel an urge What to do Grabbed burnt log Stain…

The Art of Photography: Bernard Basley

  These are some images taken in Ho Chi Ming City and in the Mekong Delta. Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television…

E-mails from Jason

February 2008 Hello everyone from cold and beautiful Afghanistan where the weather changes from day to day like (some) people change their underwear. Shall I begin my story? I shall. This is our first mission out to our training area without 2 of our men. SGT N. and…

Autumn Time

  A Reflection As you begin to read, think of your awareness of time. For many, Autumn conveys the tendency to purge and clean, it also brings us a time to reflect and prepare for the stillness of Winter. I hope most of you are well, keeping yourself…

Alabama Connections: The Circle

So an important part of my trip to Alabama was the workshop held, whose second half turned into a powerful healing ceremony. I remember teaching about the state of Wuji – Emptiness, also known as Sunyata. I pointed out that the medicine wheel, mandala, and all these sacred…

Connections: Physical vs Psychological

The entire Universe is inter-connected—every galaxy, every solar system, every planet. Equally important, every human is connected to one another, and that’s the function of our DNA. To better understand these considerations, we shall attempt to present a few clues to help you better understand the makings of…

E-mails from Jason

Date: Friday, February 1, 2008, 8:42 AM Hello everyone once again. This is Captain Jason Carter coming to you from the beautiful mountain of Afghanistan. Shall I begin my tale of this week’s exciting adventures? Shall I? This week found us on several convoys for our missions. We…