Tuesday, August 30, 2011



my travel bug is itching...

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MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Koyu Abe + sunflowers

Koyu Abe, chief monk at the Buddhist Joenji Temple, has distributed at least 8 million sunflowers to soak up toxins from the soil in Fukushima. “It is said that Sunflowers can remove 95% of the radiation in soil in 20 days.”

how to just be


a few photos from my weekend in Saugerties, NY

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

the Dar al-Hajar

Credit: Yahya Arhab / EPA
The Dar al-Hajar (Rock Palace) is perched atop a rock pinnacle at the Wadi Dhahr Valley, north of the capital Sana’a, Yemen, on 09 August 2011. The historical five-storey palace was built by Yemen’s ruler Imam Mansour Ali Bin Mehdi Abbas in 1786 AD. In the 1930s, the late Yemeni monarch Imam Yahya Hameed Al-Din added the upper story and annexes and used it as his summer residence.



(photos by me)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

don't surrender your loneliness so quickly

Don’t surrender your loneliness so quickly.
let it cut more deep.
Let it ferment and season you
as few human or even divine ingredients can.
- Hafiz

Thursday, August 4, 2011

cor = heart

"The original definition of courage when it first came into the English language is from the word “cor” meaning heart. The original definition was “to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.” Meaning very simply, the courage to be imperfect."
Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability on TED


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

the summer wind

Gary from Queens, the other Ol' Blue Eyes, you melt my heart...

Monday, August 1, 2011


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