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Mom circa Nineteen Eighty.... Four?

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Special thanks to the gentleman who once in 1984 taught me how to steal and how to ride a bicycle… (mercury correspondences… interesting…) for preserving both this photo of my mom and the tape (from 1987) in the video below.

(Warning: If you didn’t actually know our mom, and even if you did, the video below will probably bore you to tears.)

Have a Happy Tuesday!








Hafiz and Rumi

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even after all this time
the sun never says
to the earth:

"you owe me!"

look what happens
with a love like that

it lights up
the whole sky


                  - حافظ (Hafiz)







                  - مولانا (Rumi)



Father Alexei

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Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith, was born in Los Angeles. He obtained his Undergraduate studies in the field of International Relations from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He was awarded a Master of Divinity Degree with High Distinction from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Mass. In 1987 he was ordained as a Melkite Greek Catholic Priest and appointed Administrator of Saint Andrew Russian Greek Catholic Church and Saint Paul Melkite Greek Catholic Mission in El Segundo, Calif.

On June 6, 1994 Cardinal Roger Mahony appointed Fr. Alexei Smith as his Principal Liaison and Personal Representative to the Orthodox Roman Catholic Dialogue. On October, 1997 he was elected to the Council of Priests of the Eparchy of Newton. In 19…

Be Here Now... Remember... Be Here Now...

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writing to you
from Goldline Devo headphones

Contemplating Gratitude
for all those

(dad, Gordon, Henry Iglesias, Ram Dass, etc)
who repeated over and over in my memories...

Be Here Now... Remember...

such that I come back into Awareness
so much more often, I feel,
than I would if they hadn't.

With this in mind,
in service to all,
I'll keep the mantra going,

That the mind may fold in on itself
and get out of the way

and stop putting so much static on the line
which connects Being
with Here,
Now

Be Here Now... Remember...

Be Here Now