News: Miracles – The Dø

your scent your hand your laugh your kiss your loss reached inside, gutted stripping my skin empty naked alive, human, is this it? is this it?

News: Ode to Cowards

You too, women, cast away all the cowards from your embraces; they will give you only cowards for children, and you who are the daughters of the land of beauty must bear children who are noble and brave.  – Giuseppe Garibaldi Those who were cowards never started, and those who were weak were lost on…

News: Noma

“Confronting a Masterpiece” by Matt Goulding – Roads & Kingdoms “A single raw razor clam sheathed in an emerald green cloak of parsley, set in a puddle of mussel juice and dill oil that shimmers like ink splotches across the briny surface. A drift of frozen horseradish bites through the sea below. There’s a reason…

News: An Optical Delusion

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal…

News: The Mindset of the Class of 2016 – GOOD

“Today’s college freshmen, most of whom were born in 1994, see Robert De Niro ‘as Greg Focker’s long-suffering father-in-law, not as Vito Corleone or Jimmy Conway.’ These students have no real memories of a Clinton presidency, have always seen women pilot space shuttles, and are used to getting their news from The Daily Show.” –…

News: Take Action – Daily Om

“In order to make our dreams come true, we must take action rather than simply wishing for what we want.”   – Daily Om (click for link to article)

News: Daily Om – Beauty

August 14, 2012 In Awe of Beauty Beauty by Madisyn Taylor  All we have to do is look for beauty, and she is there all around us at any given moment.   Beauty speaks to us in soft whispers or bold declarations. She calls on us to gaze in awe at her splendor. We are enticed…

News: Sartre vs. Camus – In America

“It is necessary to fall in love … if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.” – Albert Camus (click to read the entire NY Times article)