Wednesday, January 21, 2009

back to school: sanskrit, krishna & buddha

i am glad to be back to being a student, rather than a teacher. i can drink in knowledge rather than helping others get their share.

Friday, January 9, 2009

a little backing up: i visited st john's in annapolis when i was in DC

here i am on campus: i had never been to annapolis before. i regret i did not make more time for this quaint town, and especially i regret not allotting enough time to experience st john's as deeply as it deserves...

here i am with the astrolabe. why am i still dressed as uncle$am? this is thanksgiving day, for goodness' sake!

this is my friend louise and i in front of the Great Hall.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

life in santa fe

here is where we live. this classic adobe structure was built in the 1950s by the parents of our landlady who lives next door in the other half of the house.

this is our back yard.

it was snowing quite a bit when we arrived, but rather little since then. there is still quite a bit of snow in shady spots, but the sun has melted it mostly away.

i am still spending most of my time trying to remember sanskrit grammar. and there are still a lot of little jobs dealing with pots & pans, bicycle tires, and of course SHOPPING.... there are two health food stores nearby: wholefoods and a local co-op, which we joined. the town is still in post christmas recovery mode relative to the arts, so we haven't been to any concerts etc.

soon the college will re-start so we can go to dance lessons and lectures etc up the hill.

realistically as soon as classes start, i will be studying FULL-TIME so i will not desire entertainment. i have my books and my poetry to protect me...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

happy new year!

we went to a ceremony of green tara in which ten tibetan monks finished and blessed a sand-painting mandala, and then they destroyed it!

may there be peace and compassion and love throughout all creation!

om tare tuttare ture soha!