Death and Love

“Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love.” – Rainer Maria Rilke In the last 5 years I’ve had family, friends, and friends who are more like family pass away. All 40 and younger. All died during the Holidays. … Continue reading

Goodreads Review Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read this book if you have not read it, or re-read it. This was my first time reading the book and it was a very profound book. The timing of book is perfect. Asking myself a lot of questions lately and … Continue reading

Goodreads Review The Handbook of Love

The Handbook of Love: A Guide to Unlocking the Secret to Growing an Enriched, Long Lasting Love Life by Bruce L. Thompson, Jr. My rating: 5 of 5 stars Beautifully poetic book. Some lines that stayed with me: from Love is a Revelation “The greatest way to receive love is by giving it.” from Love … Continue reading

Goodreads Review Love 2.0

Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become by Barbara Fredrickson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fredrickson provides a good overview of Love. She is the Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at UNC at Chapel Hill, so the book includes quite a bit of scientific … Continue reading

Avoidance of Art

In elementary school I used to get bad grades and thinking back my drawings were more reminiscent of Basquiat, so my teacher must not have liked Basquiat.  I was able to avoid creating my own art in junior high by taking yearbook.  In high school due to my academic schedule I had to take art … Continue reading

Goodreads Review of Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart

Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart by Ram Dass My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the 1st Ram Dass book I have read. I did watch the Ram Dass documentary ‘Fierce Grace’ before reading the book, so was familiar with some of Ram Dass’s background. I assumed the book would be … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to my friends, family, to those I known for decades and those I’ve only just met or have yet to meet. To my favorite Valentines my parents. They are pretty inseparable and my childhood memories of them is of love and lots of PDA and well that has not changed to this day. Maybe that’s … Continue reading