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A Warm Welcome to a Cold Country, Campobello Island

The exciting ordeal of crossing from the land of stars and stripes to that of the maple leaf, from the toughness of border police to the warmth of an island home. My one and only cherished couchsurfing experience, and strong Canadian ladies. Welcome to Campobello Island!

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Northern plants growing in extreme desert after flood. Arava, 2013

Women of Kobani

No, you aren’t fighting just for your people,

The Kurdish Braves,

But for all of us,

The 51 percent –

The 100 percent.

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Erodium (Stork's Bill) seeds corkscrewing into cracks in desert soil

Negev

Like arid land in summer
My dry heart thirsts for you,
RIding a tide of lust,
I surge and search for you…

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Before the storm, Kancamagus, White Mountains, NH

American Skies

I like to be

Stranger in a Strange land

Like to not be

where you are from

where I’m from

Not belong

an Other

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The taming of the shrew

The Tamed Shrew

What a waste

The tamed shrew –

She could have won an Olympic gold,
She could have been a magnificent mime,
She could have written plays better than Shakespeare,

Excuse the sacrilege

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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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Liquids of Life

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

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Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time, India – Part 2

Cows are holy, goddesses are revered, female pilots fly commercial, but are millions of rural women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirty shitwork? Ecological, financial value of rural women’s work is high, but they don’t own anything. Academics give conflicting views on how the work is perceived in the community and by the women.

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At Kirtan with dancing Shiva figure, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 7 – Less Obvious Motives

Less obvious reasons Israelis to India include personal issues, spiritual needs, religious quest, national / existential issues, a strong need for answers. Israelis are perfectly suited to bridge East and West in the Indian setting, and India is a perfect simulation for what peace could look like.

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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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A Warm Welcome to a Cold Country, Campobello Island

The exciting ordeal of crossing from the land of stars and stripes to that of the maple leaf, from the toughness of border police to the warmth of an island home. My one and only cherished couchsurfing experience, and strong Canadian ladies. Welcome to Campobello Island!

Read More »
Northern plants growing in extreme desert after flood. Arava, 2013

Women of Kobani

No, you aren’t fighting just for your people,

The Kurdish Braves,

But for all of us,

The 51 percent –

The 100 percent.

Read More »
Erodium (Stork's Bill) seeds corkscrewing into cracks in desert soil

Negev

Like arid land in summer
My dry heart thirsts for you,
RIding a tide of lust,
I surge and search for you…

Read More »
Before the storm, Kancamagus, White Mountains, NH

American Skies

I like to be

Stranger in a Strange land

Like to not be

where you are from

where I’m from

Not belong

an Other

Read More »
The taming of the shrew

The Tamed Shrew

What a waste

The tamed shrew –

She could have won an Olympic gold,
She could have been a magnificent mime,
She could have written plays better than Shakespeare,

Excuse the sacrilege

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.

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 »

Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time, India – Part 2

Cows are holy, goddesses are revered, female pilots fly commercial, but are millions of rural women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirty shitwork? Ecological, financial value of rural women’s work is high, but they don’t own anything. Academics give conflicting views on how the work is perceived in the community and by the women.

Read More »
At Kirtan with dancing Shiva figure, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 7 – Less Obvious Motives

Less obvious reasons Israelis to India include personal issues, spiritual needs, religious quest, national / existential issues, a strong need for answers. Israelis are perfectly suited to bridge East and West in the Indian setting, and India is a perfect simulation for what peace could look like.

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 »
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