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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Dec.02.2013
            Ukraine presented two faces, like those ancient Greek masks, when we were there in October: smiling toward western Europe on one side and toward Russia and the east on the other.  Now, the country seems to hurtling toward a decision...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.29.2013
Born in 1956, I lived with Mom until 1971.  She told me many things while I was under her roof.  Here are the things that never passed her lips during that time. "You better not post that online." "You've been spending too much time on your computer." "Eat your vegetables.  They...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.19.2013
Although I'm pensive about The Gingerbear King's health, the walk to the coffee shop is calming and relaxing.  Seventy-two degrees and sunny, a cool breeze uncoils out of the mountain's shadows.  I walk through Ashland, memories, hopes and fears. The Gingerbear King continues making slow...
bro-smith-sgs's picture
Jul.07.2013
Hello there my spiritual friend, I feel it is time, once again to address contemplation. Now as to the concept of a ladder of ascent, or migration, it is based on the migration of Psalms 120-134. Real or imagined, Climacus, Bernard, Bruno, Ignatius, Bellarmine and a host of others draw their...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Apr.09.2013
  At GlobalNiche, we're scrappy and we know it. In this video clip my partner Tara explains how you too can benefit from "polishing in public". We're committed to putting our work into the public sphere even if it's not exactly how we'd like it to be. Since we're a new company pulling...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Mar.04.2013
            For four tortuous hours we bounced and lurched over narrow, crumbling mountain roads to a remote forest village in the eastern part of India, an area of tribal people who still live as they did hundreds, even thousands, of years ago...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Feb.13.2013
            Our SUV passed scores of men, women, and children, often colorfully dressed, many barefoot, most carrying heavy burdens on their heads, hiking in the dirt at the edge of the narrow road, on their way to the Full Moon Harvest...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jan.17.2013
      A man sits on a low stool while another hunkers next to him on the sidewalk, lathering and shaving his face.  A shoeshine man is setting out his tins of polish and brushes on a square of cloth next to a building wall and positioning the foot rest for his...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jan.13.2013
            The subcontinent of India is so vast and so complex, we know that we will never finish exploring this ancient, astonishing part of the world.  India, of course, leaves the visitor with a chaos of impressions, but perhaps...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.15.2012
Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell image via www.aksara.com The missus urged me to read this book because, I think, she wanted us to see the now-released movie, and wished me not to be too confused by the elliptical plotting and the horde of characters. So I obliged. It took only a few pages to...