Day old bread and this morning’s coffee

tastes like opportunity all over again

I know the milk is off by now, the coffee saccharine

the bread’s crust limp with rancid butter

but so is my forgotten To-Do list from much earlier

written in tired pencil, no room for error

its eraser long since gone

thus goes my life I’m tempted to say

and another day drips off

I didn’t visit my ailing mother

and my father’s ashes still lie here, in an alien country

one that showed itself to him with as much promise

 

 

as my to-do list did me this morning

I feed my daughter fried zucchini and finish this poem later.

All I ever am is one man with one day to fill right.

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Played to sold-out audiences. It was a pleasure to work with my dear friend, Michael McKeever’s on his new play. The trailer below produced by Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, Coral Gables, FL.

Review from Miami’s Daily, The Miami Herald

JULY 17, 2017 1:45 PM

 Intriguing stories swirl in new play about the iconic Mona Lisa

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Another Article that helps identify some profound concerns of Buddhism…the concept of being in the present reality. That is where our home is.

The Gods Become Human by John Aske

We all have to learn the comfort of being ourselves – and not someone else. It is much harder than it looks and the problem never really goes away. I might notice in my laugh someone else’s laugh; and a turn of phrase – which whilst not appropriate – was picked up from a memorable encounter.

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if only with color I could write

sift through the skeleton wall

of cells that refract the light

which collects in our minds

to create color

 

i need words to be both phenomenal and to take up space.

 

fear is nothing but unrealized control

dependence is where to find freedom

because we are frightened, panicked

by the absolute freedom granted us

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This article is a response to my month-long residency at Colonial Williamsburg published on their official blog, MakingHistoryNow.org My residency in Williamsburg will remain a shining time in my life and in my family’s. I remain forever indebted to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for its generous recognition of my work. Look for “Miralles & Rendon” a new play I’m writing describing the strange sojourn of Spain’s first, de facto ambassadors to the recently named country: “The United States of America.”

Reflections of a Revolutionary in Residence

“Papi, am I a princess?” “Yes, Anabella, you are. But we all are. In our country every one of us is a king or a princess,” I said, echoing...

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“In Buddhism, the term anattā (Pali) or anātman (Sanskrit) refers to the doctrine of “non-self”, that there is no unchanging, permanent self, soul or essence in living beings.” -“Anatta,” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatta

Knowing at Fifty

Everything stems from a certitude that time is running out
…You use hourglass metaphors without a hint of irony

Cleaning electric razors upset you because there’s only white stubble
…You actually choose one side of the bed over the other

Sex is a rarely-visited, exotic destination
…you buy a selection of colognes as consolation.

Women don’t look back at you when you walk past
…so dogs become a sudden and unanticipated blessing

Your attention...

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Five Rarely Seen Photos of Normandy 1944

Today is 6th June: the anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces landed on the Normandy coastline. D-Day and Normandy has prompted thousands of books, and during the campaign many thousands of photos were taken on both sides of the battlefield. These are a small selection of rarely seen images.

I wanted to post this today, the 73 anniversary of D-Day, Northern France, follow the link to read more.

The pictures above are from a website authored by Mr. Paul Reed, an historian who divides his time between France and England. He can be seen on @BBC & @Channel4 with specialism in WW1 & WW2.  Author with @penswordbooks. Battlefield guide @LegerHolidays....

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JUAN MIRALLES TRAYLLÓN, EL ESPAÑOL QUE MURIÓ EN LA CASA DE GEORGE WASHINGTON

por Luis Manuel Moll Juan

“En plena guerra de la independencia, este español, ayudó a George Washington a obtener la victoria sobre las fuerzas inglesas.”

Juan de Miralles Trayllón, nació en la localidad alicantina de Petrer el 23 de julio de 1713, hijo de un capitán de infantería, que defendió la causa del rey Felipe V durante la guerra de la Secesión Española.

Su padre, que compartía su procedencia bearnesa con la mayoría de los franceses radicados en el levante español en aquella época, se había mudado a Alicante como oficial de las tropas felipistas para liderar los combates contra los partidarios del...

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The Buddhist Path – Footprint of the Buddha

A look at how Buddhism is practiced in Sri Lanka and India. Ronald Eyre meets [the late] Venerable Ananda Maitreya a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka. Categories: Ananda Maitreya, Theravada, Video Tags: Buddhist film

I never mention my practice as I guard it very closely in my life. It’s too personal. I’ve been a Buddhist for over 4 years now, after having taken my vows. Please enjoy this primer to the Mahayana School of Buddhism–it’s an oldie but a goodie…

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Building a 400-Year-Old Collection of Weapons

At the Governor’s Palace alone, 230 muskets-including 80 original pieces-are on display along with 18 reproduction pistols and nearly 300 reproduction swords. But that’s just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the arms and militaria collection of Colonial Williamsburg.

At the Governor’s Palace alone, 230 muskets—including 80 original pieces—are on display along with 18 reproduction pistols and nearly 300 reproduction swords. But that’s just a drop in the bucket when it comes to the arms and militaria collection of Colonial Williamsburg.

Palace SwordsErik Goldstein, Curator of Mechanical Arts and Numismatics (coins, paper currency, and...

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