My daughter Ania composed this essay about the significance of her name. I think it is wonderful and wanted to share it with you.
My name came to my father as he walked the streets of New York City. “Ania Devi, that is her name,” was whispered softly into his ear, and he nodded to himself with the realization that I would live up to my name, someday. He came home to my impregnated mother and told her he knew what ... READ MORE →
One must write without thinking about forms,
and just because it pours
freely from one’s soul.
– Anton Chekhov – The Seagull
It was early one autumn morning, after a restless night’s sleep, when Augustine, a twenty-two year old student at Hunter College, looked into the bathroom mirror, and it reflected his naked body without a face. Regardless of how long he studied ... READ MORE →
Wisdom and compassion are not just words that sound good in a book. They are living principles that you and I must cultivate in order to fulfill our humanity. There’s no room for wisdom in people that that rely on ego, persona, will and tension to force their way through life no matter how intelligent they are or what they think of themselves. Wisdom is an outgrowth of love, joy, an open heart, and the ability to allow Higher Energy ... READ MORE →