The Website 2017

Last night I watched a classic film from 1979 called “Being There” starring Peter Sellers. 1979 was of course prior to the Internet. It is humbling to consider the pace of life today, compared to life “before the Internet”. That acknowledged, it is somewhat impossible to consider life without IT.

I am so blessed here in San Diego to have a reservoir of friends and loved ones who can offer support, advice, and, yes, technical expertise. After much collaborative effort I am happy to unveil my new website 2017. The site designer, Kianna Anvari, whom I met in India this year, has created a lovely yet simple format. Kudos to Kianna for having the patience to work with me! Eric Nunes has also been an integral part of the project; and help from so many others, Louis Haiman, Matthew Taylor, Julia Chen, Elle Larson, and Nolan Thomas, a virtual roll call of advice and support! Did I mention the photography? A very special thank you to Barry Carlton and Felicity Senoski for a super photo shoot!  I hope you will like the end result as much as I do. Take a moment to let me know what you think. Critique is always welcome.

Namaste

 

One Year Ends, Another is Well Underway

Most of you know me as the un-technical person that I am. Travel has become a way of life and sitting to do a blog post can at times be difficult. Facebook seems to be the popular form of staying in touch, and since I am not a Facebook post-er, I am comfortable to hide in the shadows of my blog. Still I was somewhat surprised to be reminded that it has been 7 months since my last post. Wow, speaking of out of the loop!

That said, during the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 I traveled along the West Coast returning to San Diego for Christmas. I was in San Diego for 7  weeks during which time I closed my storage locker and reorganized my personal effects. The following photos were taken en-route as I visited with friends and family. Many thanks to my hosts along the way: Valentina Marchetti in Vancouver, Canada, Phil and Karla Lazier in Sacramento, Elle and Gabe Morley-Larson in Pasadena, Mary Jane and Michael Smith in Los Angeles, Nancy Caciola, Felicity and Matt Taylor in San Diego, and Bob and Tami Nowell in San Antonio, TX. Always a big thank you to Stacy Magic for her help with paperwork!  Such a blessing to spend time with these wonderful friends.

I will be heading to north central Michigan to work at a meditation retreat for the spring and summer of 2015. Life on the road as a traveling “sadhu” is not the lifestyle choice for many. It somehow seems to work for me. I wish you all a wonderful spring and summer. I am always happy to hear from friends and former students. May Blessings be with you all!

Sacramento

Spring! I am on the road in California re-connecting to friends and loved ones along the way. After months of snow and freezing temperatures in the Rockies, the beauty and warmth of spring is pleasurable indeed!

Sacramento is the capital city of California. Affectionately known as the River City, it was founded at the confluence of three rivers, the Sacramento, the American, and the San Joaquin. I recently spent four lovely days with friends Karla and Phil LaZier in “Sac”. The following photos document an afternoon’s outing on the Sacramento River.

In the Gold Rush years of the 1850’s, river boats were a primary means of transportation between Sacramento and the Pacific Coast via San Francisco. Today the Sacramento River Delta is the shipping and rail center for the Sacramento Valley, an important center of national food production. This afternoon river outing only covers 4-5 miles of river front, but you see within this mileage several old and famous bridges; a fun way to spend a glorious spring day in Northern California!

I hope spring 2014 finds you well and happy. My summer adventures will include the “wilds” of Washington State. Stay tuned!

Namaste