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Two Fences and an Island – Trump, Twain, Epstein and the American Dream

Did Trump ever know the joy of painting a fence? Stripping “virgin” islands to strip teenage girls – is this the filthy-rich idea of the American Dream? Buying a private Virgin Island is advertised as “pursuing the American Dream”. Is Mr. Epstein its embodiment? And how is that similar to the ISIS dream? Are we seeing the Brave New World now? Or are science and technology today serving at the behest of the same old vices of individuals, destroying our planet on the go?

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With Kali at ladies temple, Amritzar

Mata Lal Devi Mandir – Amritsar’s “Ladies Temple”

Mata Lal Devi Mandir, or in its common name “The Ladies Temple” in Amritsar, displays an abundance of goddess figures and pictures, as well as an effeminate Buddha and is dedicated to a 20th century bespectacled female guru reputed to live on fruit and milk. Atmosphere is much more relaxed than in the Golden Temple. A good tuktuk driver is essential for a great rambling day around the city.

Read More »
Amritsar Golden Temple in full view

Amritsar Golden Temple

Amritsar Golden Temple, at the center of a bustling Indian city, is a structure of incredible beauty, and serves as the heart of the Sikh religion & people. Eating free on the floor at the langar, waiting in line to see the holy guru book, watching the sacred pool, visiting the gory historical museum, feeling the splendor.

Read More »
Nocturnal scene with black horse and girl leading

Tora Bora

I was the most desired maiden

down at the foothills

of Tora Bora.
You might remember

our mothers’ warnings:

The spirits of the mountain

would demise any soul

who dares set foot

on the ancient Goddess’s grounds…

Read More »

Two Fences and an Island – Trump, Twain, Epstein and the American Dream

Did Trump ever know the joy of painting a fence? Stripping “virgin” islands to strip teenage girls – is this the filthy-rich idea of the American Dream? Buying a private Virgin Island is advertised as “pursuing the American Dream”. Is Mr. Epstein its embodiment? And how is that similar to the ISIS dream? Are we seeing the Brave New World now? Or are science and technology today serving at the behest of the same old vices of individuals, destroying our planet on the go?

Read More »
With Kali at ladies temple, Amritzar

Mata Lal Devi Mandir – Amritsar’s “Ladies Temple”

Mata Lal Devi Mandir, or in its common name “The Ladies Temple” in Amritsar, displays an abundance of goddess figures and pictures, as well as an effeminate Buddha and is dedicated to a 20th century bespectacled female guru reputed to live on fruit and milk. Atmosphere is much more relaxed than in the Golden Temple. A good tuktuk driver is essential for a great rambling day around the city.

Read More »
Amritsar Golden Temple in full view

Amritsar Golden Temple

Amritsar Golden Temple, at the center of a bustling Indian city, is a structure of incredible beauty, and serves as the heart of the Sikh religion & people. Eating free on the floor at the langar, waiting in line to see the holy guru book, watching the sacred pool, visiting the gory historical museum, feeling the splendor.

Read More »
With Kali at ladies temple, Amritzar

Mata Lal Devi Mandir – Amritsar’s “Ladies Temple”

Mata Lal Devi Mandir, or in its common name “The Ladies Temple” in Amritsar, displays an abundance of goddess figures and pictures, as well as an effeminate Buddha and is dedicated to a 20th century bespectacled female guru reputed to live on fruit and milk. Atmosphere is much more relaxed than in the Golden Temple. A good tuktuk driver is essential for a great rambling day around the city.

Read More »

Two Fences and an Island – Trump, Twain, Epstein and the American Dream

Did Trump ever know the joy of painting a fence? Stripping “virgin” islands to strip teenage girls – is this the filthy-rich idea of the American Dream? Buying a private Virgin Island is advertised as “pursuing the American Dream”. Is Mr. Epstein its embodiment? And how is that similar to the ISIS dream? Are we seeing the Brave New World now? Or are science and technology today serving at the behest of the same old vices of individuals, destroying our planet on the go?

Read More »
Amritsar Golden Temple in full view

Amritsar Golden Temple

Amritsar Golden Temple, at the center of a bustling Indian city, is a structure of incredible beauty, and serves as the heart of the Sikh religion & people. Eating free on the floor at the langar, waiting in line to see the holy guru book, watching the sacred pool, visiting the gory historical museum, feeling the splendor.

Read More »

 

Goings-on

In this new section I will try to relate directly to current events and proceedings in the ever-churning, boiling, bubbling cauldron of our political and social reality today. I’ll try to keep posts short.

Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to the “Goings-on” page. 

Two Fences and an Island – Trump, Twain, Epstein and the American Dream

Did Trump ever know the joy of painting a fence? Stripping “virgin” islands to strip teenage girls – is this the filthy-rich idea of the American Dream? Buying a private Virgin Island is advertised as “pursuing the American Dream”. Is Mr. Epstein its embodiment? And how is that similar to the ISIS dream? Are we seeing the Brave New World now? Or are science and technology today serving at the behest of the same old vices of individuals, destroying our planet on the go?

Read More »

Two Fences and an Island – Trump, Twain, Epstein and the American Dream

Did Trump ever know the joy of painting a fence? Stripping “virgin” islands to strip teenage girls – is this the filthy-rich idea of the American Dream? Buying a private Virgin Island is advertised as “pursuing the American Dream”. Is Mr. Epstein its embodiment? And how is that similar to the ISIS dream? Are we seeing the Brave New World now? Or are science and technology today serving at the behest of the same old vices of individuals, destroying our planet on the go?

Read More »

 

Mindroll

New articles will show up here. Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to “Mindroll“. 

Desert decorated for Sufi Festival, Shittim, 2019

Best Sufi Celebration is in… Israel

Sufi Festival, 2019, Ashram Bamidbar, Israel. A wonderful celebration of love, spirituatliy, openess. Great music and dance performances with full audience participation. A variety of enlightening workshops in music, dance, writing, spirit and understanding. Inspirational setup in the deep desert of the Arava.

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etting inside the festival spirit. Sufi Festival, Shittim Desert Ashram,, 2019

My Personal Spiritual Salad

My personal spiritual salad is based in some Jewish ideas, with a melange of Eastern, American Indian and other elements, including my childhood books, with an emphasis on physical practices and the connection body-mind. My “core belief”, or perception system, is grounded in the inherent spirituality of Nature and in my scientific understandings.

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Back view of hair, in front of house

Hair Galore

The general talk about hair and age is demoralizing and most of it is not based in facts. Taking good care of your hair, even dyed hair, can keep your hair growing and shiny. I offer tips, advice and an apology to hairdressers

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Desert decorated for Sufi Festival, Shittim, 2019

Best Sufi Celebration is in… Israel

Sufi Festival, 2019, Ashram Bamidbar, Israel. A wonderful celebration of love, spirituatliy, openess. Great music and dance performances with full audience participation. A variety of enlightening workshops in music, dance, writing, spirit and understanding. Inspirational setup in the deep desert of the Arava.

Read More »
etting inside the festival spirit. Sufi Festival, Shittim Desert Ashram,, 2019

My Personal Spiritual Salad

My personal spiritual salad is based in some Jewish ideas, with a melange of Eastern, American Indian and other elements, including my childhood books, with an emphasis on physical practices and the connection body-mind. My “core belief”, or perception system, is grounded in the inherent spirituality of Nature and in my scientific understandings.

Read More »
Back view of hair, in front of house

Hair Galore

The general talk about hair and age is demoralizing and most of it is not based in facts. Taking good care of your hair, even dyed hair, can keep your hair growing and shiny. I offer tips, advice and an apology to hairdressers

Read More »
Desert decorated for Sufi Festival, Shittim, 2019

Best Sufi Celebration is in… Israel

Sufi Festival, 2019, Ashram Bamidbar, Israel. A wonderful celebration of love, spirituatliy, openess. Great music and dance performances with full audience participation. A variety of enlightening workshops in music, dance, writing, spirit and understanding. Inspirational setup in the deep desert of the Arava.

Read More »
etting inside the festival spirit. Sufi Festival, Shittim Desert Ashram,, 2019

My Personal Spiritual Salad

My personal spiritual salad is based in some Jewish ideas, with a melange of Eastern, American Indian and other elements, including my childhood books, with an emphasis on physical practices and the connection body-mind. My “core belief”, or perception system, is grounded in the inherent spirituality of Nature and in my scientific understandings.

Read More »
Back view of hair, in front of house

Hair Galore

The general talk about hair and age is demoralizing and most of it is not based in facts. Taking good care of your hair, even dyed hair, can keep your hair growing and shiny. I offer tips, advice and an apology to hairdressers

Read More »

   

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Incredible India

This section is “under construction”. Much much more is yet to come about my trip to Incredible India. Keep posted. Subscribe! Here is a link to the Incredible India page.

With Kali at ladies temple, Amritzar

Mata Lal Devi Mandir – Amritsar’s “Ladies Temple”

Mata Lal Devi Mandir, or in its common name “The Ladies Temple” in Amritsar, displays an abundance of goddess figures and pictures, as well as an effeminate Buddha and is dedicated to a 20th century bespectacled female guru reputed to live on fruit and milk. Atmosphere is much more relaxed than in the Golden Temple. A good tuktuk driver is essential for a great rambling day around the city.

Read More »
Amritsar Golden Temple in full view

Amritsar Golden Temple

Amritsar Golden Temple, at the center of a bustling Indian city, is a structure of incredible beauty, and serves as the heart of the Sikh religion & people. Eating free on the floor at the langar, waiting in line to see the holy guru book, watching the sacred pool, visiting the gory historical museum, feeling the splendor.

Read More »
Garbage and donkey behind Savitri Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan

Point Finger at Polluter

India’s garbage problem. Despite the glorious esthetic and spiritual traditions, the problem of waste accumulation and inadequate disposal is undermining India’s life and beauty. Change is coming but slow.

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With Kali at ladies temple, Amritzar

Mata Lal Devi Mandir – Amritsar’s “Ladies Temple”

Mata Lal Devi Mandir, or in its common name “The Ladies Temple” in Amritsar, displays an abundance of goddess figures and pictures, as well as an effeminate Buddha and is dedicated to a 20th century bespectacled female guru reputed to live on fruit and milk. Atmosphere is much more relaxed than in the Golden Temple. A good tuktuk driver is essential for a great rambling day around the city.

Read More »
Amritsar Golden Temple in full view

Amritsar Golden Temple

Amritsar Golden Temple, at the center of a bustling Indian city, is a structure of incredible beauty, and serves as the heart of the Sikh religion & people. Eating free on the floor at the langar, waiting in line to see the holy guru book, watching the sacred pool, visiting the gory historical museum, feeling the splendor.

Read More »

 

Poetry

More poetry is yet to come. Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to the poetry page

Nocturnal scene with black horse and girl leading

Tora Bora

I was the most desired maiden

down at the foothills

of Tora Bora.
You might remember

our mothers’ warnings:

The spirits of the mountain

would demise any soul

who dares set foot

on the ancient Goddess’s grounds…

Read More »

Liquids of Life

Sperm, milk, birth waters,
Saliva, blood, tears…
For hundreds of millions of years –
Transferred
In an Endless Chain of Being

Read More »
Beach scene, Tel Aviv

Jerusalem’s Alternative

Tiger pants and tight leather,
Firm breasts over high heels
Wafts of air picking up mini skirts
Touching soft flesh
Coiled into ringed bellybuttons.

Read More »
Nocturnal scene with black horse and girl leading

Tora Bora

I was the most desired maiden

down at the foothills

of Tora Bora.
You might remember

our mothers’ warnings:

The spirits of the mountain

would demise any soul

who dares set foot

on the ancient Goddess’s grounds…

Read More »

Liquids of Life

Sperm, milk, birth waters,
Saliva, blood, tears…
For hundreds of millions of years –
Transferred
In an Endless Chain of Being

Read More »
Beach scene, Tel Aviv

Jerusalem’s Alternative

Tiger pants and tight leather,
Firm breasts over high heels
Wafts of air picking up mini skirts
Touching soft flesh
Coiled into ringed bellybuttons.

Read More »
Nocturnal scene with black horse and girl leading

Tora Bora

I was the most desired maiden

down at the foothills

of Tora Bora.
You might remember

our mothers’ warnings:

The spirits of the mountain

would demise any soul

who dares set foot

on the ancient Goddess’s grounds…

Read More »

Liquids of Life

Sperm, milk, birth waters,
Saliva, blood, tears…
For hundreds of millions of years –
Transferred
In an Endless Chain of Being

Read More »
Beach scene, Tel Aviv

Jerusalem’s Alternative

Tiger pants and tight leather,
Firm breasts over high heels
Wafts of air picking up mini skirts
Touching soft flesh
Coiled into ringed bellybuttons.

Read More »

 

Galleries

Since a big part of this website is dedicated to world traveling, this collection of photo galleries is focused on the beauty, variety and creativity of the Land of Israel. An emphasis on the desert will soon be balanced with more pictures from the North and Center.

Neot Kedumim – As Biblical as it Gets

Neot Kedumim is a reconstructed educational Biblical park in Central Israel. Photos were taken on a nice early spring day, with rich anemone blooms. Park features ancient agricultural devices and practices, ponds, waterwheel.

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Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

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Israeli Sakura – Almond Trees in Bloom

The early Israeli spring starts in January-February and is marked by the iconic almond trees blooms. All over the country white and pink petals abound. On the ground you also get anemones, cyclamens and other annual flowers. THe second wave comes March-May.

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Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

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Israel in pictures. Selected galleries of nature and city photos trying to convey the unique beauty, variety and creativity of the Land.

Rainy Desert

Photo gallery. Desert rains in the extreme climate of the Southern Arava (2013-4) created magical landscapes composed of water, mud and vegetation. Some old acacia trees submerged mangrove-like. Old lakes and reservoirs filled up. Dormant seeds came to life.

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Grasses and flowers blooming in the Arava extreme desert

Desert Blooms

Photo gallery. 2013 was a rainy year for the otherwise water-thirsty Arava Valley, Israel. Seeds that laid dormant for years, some from northern regions, sprouted and bloomed, creating spectacular colorful niches in the otherwise parched land.

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Trees with snowy mountains

Snowy Edom Mountains

Photo gallery. Edom Mountains snow. It actually snowed on the Jordanian Edom Mountains in Jordan the year of 2013, resulting in amazing views of snowy peaks in sheer desert, as viewed from the Israeli Arava Valley.

Read More »
Israel in pictures. Selected galleries of nature and city photos trying to convey the unique beauty, variety and creativity of the Land.

Rainy Desert

Photo gallery. Desert rains in the extreme climate of the Southern Arava (2013-4) created magical landscapes composed of water, mud and vegetation. Some old acacia trees submerged mangrove-like. Old lakes and reservoirs filled up. Dormant seeds came to life.

Read More »

Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

Read More »
Grasses and flowers blooming in the Arava extreme desert

Desert Blooms

Photo gallery. 2013 was a rainy year for the otherwise water-thirsty Arava Valley, Israel. Seeds that laid dormant for years, some from northern regions, sprouted and bloomed, creating spectacular colorful niches in the otherwise parched land.

Read More »
Trees with snowy mountains

Snowy Edom Mountains

Photo gallery. Edom Mountains snow. It actually snowed on the Jordanian Edom Mountains in Jordan the year of 2013, resulting in amazing views of snowy peaks in sheer desert, as viewed from the Israeli Arava Valley.

Read More »
Israel in pictures. Selected galleries of nature and city photos trying to convey the unique beauty, variety and creativity of the Land.

Rainy Desert

Photo gallery. Desert rains in the extreme climate of the Southern Arava (2013-4) created magical landscapes composed of water, mud and vegetation. Some old acacia trees submerged mangrove-like. Old lakes and reservoirs filled up. Dormant seeds came to life.

Read More »

Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

Read More »
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