A concert sounds wonderful. Wish I could be there and experience it. Hope you raise plenty of money for your worthwhile charity. My wife and I continue with our singing and theatre work. Went to a stage play of The King and I tonight. We're considering auditioning for parts ina production of Arsenic and Old Lace coming this fall. My wife would be one of the sisters and I'd be the crazy old Uncle Teddy. Can you record some of your music and put it on your site. I'd love to listen.
I pray you are still doing fine. I thought of you today when I was sent a link to a music video that I also thought you might be interested in. I really wish I knew the words they were saying... do you? It's really well done at:
Thanks for your comment! Miyazaki looks like a wonderful place. I always picture Japan in this way. I think Tokyo would be too fast paced for me, but the countryside looks perfect. Its a beautiful life you've created there, with your family and the pets...We should all be so fortunate. Beach living is great isn't it.
Herbal remedies are a big interest for me these days. I'd love to learn some of your formulas. I'm trying to grow essiac tea herbs and ginseng on some land on the Big Island here. I'll tell you more about essiac in your mail box, ok?
Thank you for sharing with me. I romanticize your activities in Japan. It seems a wonderful experience to be so cross-cultured. Is Earth Day acknowledged there?
We are opening the AIDs Walk here tomorrow morning. About 30 of us that sing all the time will be performing on stage to begin the days activities. About 5,000 were there last year and raised almost 1 million dollars to help local Aids victims. We will begin with a Swahili piece we've performed before... O Sifuni Mungu. We have a group of African drummers accompanying us. I hope it's recorded for YouTube. My wife does the opening solo for "Your Raise Me Up." We will also perform "Chariot Down."
I was thinking. If you're interested, I'm in several YouTube performances with our chorale. The video's aren't that good, but if you go to:'
I'm the guy on the right in the opening still in costume as bass backup for Carmen in Habanero. My wife is in the group behind... she's the only one with a lot of snow white hair. I'll skim some other videos and maybe you can hear me too. Our web site has audio only of a number of pieces that I can pick out my bass, but you'd have to know what to listen for.
I'd cherish hearing/seeing you play the flute and/or your new drums.
I printed little cards with Jenette McDermott's URSA Freedom Project web site and small explanation of the moon bear plight, and have been handing them out... I'll have a pocket full at the walk tomorrow. There are a number of Earth Day activities... should have set up a booth for the cause. Many of the people who would care will be there.
You always sent me beautiful pics and so kind coments. Thank you my dear friend, I really love when you "visit" me...so far and so close. Let´s keep your hearts interconected...forerver.
Nice mask, did you made it? I saw your art in Pieronimus site, and I loved it. You´re a great artist, congrats!!
So, actualy here is fall....a wonderful season, the weather is getting cold, but not so much and in these days the sky is a bright turquoise blue canvas with few white clouds...and the sun shines in the trees, a radiant vision.
If someday you decid know Brasil, I recomend visit here in this time....
Wish you lots of hugs and kisses
Peace and love
HI MADAM, THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT ON MY BLOG. WHAT YOU SAID IS TRUE, I AM ALSO TRAVELING TO SOME OF THOSE COUNTRIES TOO. WE DO SOMETHING FOR THIS EVEN AT LEAST 10 GIRLS ARE SAVED BY EACH PERSON, THEN IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL
Wow! I've never seen a walrus up close like that. They look amazing. Bet his beard is brushed regularly. He almost looked like he was smiling. Very little restraint and peaceable. Must be a very nice Zoo there.
Your son seemed to be having a great time too. Did he travel to Canada with you? Bet he enjoyed that. I keep thinking about planning a big trip with my grandkids... but with 8 it would be nearly impossible for me. I have a friend that took 6 on a cruise!
I will see them all at once again this Sunday for Easter dinner and egg hunt.
Thanks for sharing with me. Peace and Love,
I love Canada as well. Memories from childhood mostly. My parents vacationed there with me. We once drove RV to Flim Flan, Manitoba, then went 350 miles north into lake country. We encountered migrant indians. The lake storms are magnificent. We spent a night on a small island under our overturned boat when caught out on a lake in a storm. My dad was a fisherman, but never a hunter. I remember fishing for breakfast trout at dawn and eating it over open banked fire. Don't mean to offend if you are vegetarian. I eat very little meat, but feel it's healthy to eat a little. It seems to me to be a naturally evolved requirement to keep this marvelous machine we live in functioning well.
I found myself enraptured by your photos. What a wonderful life you seem to have woven for yourself in a wonderful place. Beautiful children, simple heartfelt artwork, the mixture of nature and man seems very balanced. And you are very attractive in your pictures. I wish you all the love and peace, and fulfillment. I wrote a piece about an experience in a Japanese garden about 15 years after I was there. I'm going to search my stuff and post it. I believe I called it 'Over the Bridge.'
I hope your plane ride home was pleasant and that you met someone new and exciting.
Hello Marse, Just thinking of you and sending Love and Peace for a beautiful day. Our time zones are far apart. It's early Sunday morning now and I'm setting with a cup of coffee and robe, thinking about going to church. Pry that all is well with you and your beautiful puppies.
The painting here represents an aspiring meditator who is following the path consisting of the stages of meditation that ends in the accomplishment of a calmly abiding mind and beginning of the practice of insight meditation. At the bottom we see the practitioner, who holds a rope in one hand and a hook in the other, chasing after an elephant led by a monkey. The elephant represents the meditator’s mind; a wild or untrained elephant can be dangerous and wreak enormous destruction, but once trained will obey and do hard work the same holds true for the mind. Any suffering that we have now is due to the mind being like a wild, untrained elephant. The elephant also has very big footp0rints; these symbolize the mental defilements. If we work at improving our minds. Inner peace will be the reward. From the suffering of the hells to the happiness of the Buddha’s, it is the mind’s activity that rises to them all.