Dreams & Textiles
Jaipur 5:35 a.m. Awoke suddenly a few moments ago from a stark and all too realistic feeling nightmare: I was traveling far from home (though not here in India) and I’d been temporarily abducted at gunpoint, along with several others, and forced inside a house to a back room where I was forced to kneel face […]
Happy New Year!
Phew! Can hardly contain my joy that the craven Bushismo Era is coming to a close this month, and my hopes that George’s new show at the International Criminal Court in the Hague is a smash hit. I’m somewhat cynical but cautiously optimistic at the changes that President Obama will be able to lead and […]
Krishna Das & Dharma Boutique Sale – this Sunday the 14th
I’ll be playing bass with inspired kirtan wala Krishna Das this Sunday Sept. 14th at the Maezumi Institute on Ripley Road in Montague MA. Start time is 7pm, and you can score tickets ($25 advance, $30 day of) and directions here: http://www.maezumi-institute.com/maezumi_institute/events/ Hope to see you there!
Back to the Old Sod
A timeless afternoon at 35,000 feet altitude Somewhere between Amsterdam and New England Nine weeks later, home is on the way. It is light out, and I am sitting in the first row of this old 757 flying west across the Atlantic Ocean. I’m taking a break from a tear-jerking love and death movie, P.S. […]
And in the Third Month Comes Return
Delhi National/Domestic Airport 2:48 p.m. OK, the always frazzling final Delhi work stretch is completed: we are now cooling our heels at the airport waiting for our flight down to Mumbai, where our return on Northwest Airlines departs tomorrow night back to the states via A’dam (Amsterdam).
A Week in Radhe Radhe Land
A few scattered thoughts looking back on a week spent in Vrindavan, the sacred land of Lord Krishna’s youthful exploits. We are now back in Delhi, at the Abracadabra Guest House complete with A/C, half-decent electricity (supplemented by our new maha Voltage Stabilizer and power strip!), finishing up work and regrouping for departure soon for […]
Vrindavan India Immersed in a swamp of internet dis-connectivity here in the holy land of Lord Krishna’s youthful adventures—haven’t even been able to post from last week’s arrival into Delhi and the street protests for a Free Tibet, much less stay current here. I’m now officially just going to post some words and forget about […]
The Places in Between Jaipur & Kabul
Jaipur Rajasthan 5p.m. I have just today finished reading Rory Stewart’s fascinating book The Places in Between, about his highly dubious undertaking of following the Emperor Babur’s epic trek from Herat near the border of Iran across central Afghanistan’s high mountains into Kabul, alone and in mid-winter, just a few months after the USA’s invasion of […]
Jaipur, Rajasthan 10:37 p.m Ouch. Days like this are hard, especially on the road. Yesterday afternoon’s woozy aches and slight tickle in the throat became today’s total crash and burn. I never even thought about leaving my room today. Sampling various medicines that I’m now especially happy made the journey with me from the States, I […]
Return of the birds
As planning and equipment provisioning are reaching a fevered pitch, I lulled myself to sleep last night wrapped in a cocoon of stress, with the vague sense of being not-yet properly prepared beginning to take on clearer features, the contours of the last-minute-breakdowns and clarifications of the still voluminous to-do list dancing like rancid little […]