Monday, October 31, 2016

home, haven, heaven

As a feisty and fierce woman I am not easily bullied or harassed.

When boarding the bus with a man-ling in line ahead spraying his kaka all over our late bus, over crowded with steaming rain soaked bodies of tired commuters eager to get home, it takes great effort to rein in a sharp tongue and prickly temper.

But I do.

The Enlightened. . . .yogi by Sanjay Sonawani

Saturday, October 29, 2016

hollow horrors

As this chaotic year draws to a close, Halloween is by far the most apt occasion to celebrate before voting in the US elections on November 8.

We all need to bring back more fun and humor in our lives after the rocky horror show of this presidential campaign season.

So much rides on our choice and our vote.

If it's not screaming, it's not a TRUMPkin!

As Halloween has transitioned through the millennia - from the somber meaningful pagan ritual of Samhain to making merry of hauntings and horrors, with costumes and candies, in parades and parties of today - have we made a mockery of or important traditions and beliefs?

Friday, October 21, 2016

shooting stars & growing pains

Against the dark Jupiter, the brightest star-like object in the predawn sky, rises in the east.

As the orb of the sun creeps into the horizon, the dawn offers up Sirius, the sky’s brightest star.

Consolation for a waning gibbous moon and overcast skies eclipsing the Orionid meteor shower.

“Shot around 1 am. The night was bright because of the full moon.”
Zefri Besar, Brunei, Darussalam

These meteors or shooting stars are vaporizing bits of ice and dust trailing from the famous Haley's Comet, streaking through the night sky.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

peace, baby, peace

October 2 was International Day of Non-Violence, celebrated on the birthday of civil disobedience 
pioneer, Gandhi

Leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence and non-cooperation, Gandhi remains a controversial inspiration of global peace