A Week After Being Here, I Finally Arrive Home

:: Day Seven Back in NYC – One Week Anniversary! :: well, it looks like all it took was a night of getting a few drinks, having great artistic conversation, and pushing myself to go to bed a couple hours later than the jet lag time was allowing—and i am back on...

Focused on Awareness of Reading and Writing

for most of my life, i had this issue that i thought was a problem: it is really hard for me to focus on one thing at one time. in school, i had an equal passion for English, Science, Math, History, Photography, and Art classes. they all engaged me in learning. and...

Partial Eclipse of the Heart

On Fear: (or rather, Off Fear) usually when i need to use the bathroom that is located 10 meters from my sleeping quarters, i hear that crazy frog and i imagine that someone is going to leap out from behind the glowing purple Buddha and kill me. i start to panic....

At Home in the Sky

i just met Richard, who owns the Bali Mountain Retreat. he moved from Holland to Australia at a young age. he said that he doesn’t necessarily affiliate with the latter country because of its politics and because it never felt like home. i guess no matter how long one...

To the Mountains we Ride!

Villa Surya Abadi = House of the Sun Life Forever ~ Wayan, my driver to the Bali Mountain Retreat ~ after a lovely evening with the girls last night, i am on my way to the Mountain! Karen asked me this morning if i felt nervous… my answer was no— and i truly feel...

The Microcosm of this Morning

Ease Smoke Mirrors Release Taking joy in being exactly where i am Puppy Time Niblets + Nursing Getting up close with nature Letting go of surfing today, so that i can heal my body for another day Observing Nature, seeing my Self Strange dreams that surely mean...

Changing Colors

it seems that one day is blurring into the next…but in the most beautiful of ways… it’s a blur but with the most clarity that i have ever had… it comes from compartmentalizing in a way… my collaborator John (of the Night Bears) is a huge...

Emergence

it is true what they say (whoever “they” are)…starting is the hardest part. so i will just try to be exactly where i am right now, in this moment, and go from there… rip off that Band-aid…one, two, three, go! i am on the brink of ending...