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.”
“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...
“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/Anatt. In the Zen tradition, coming to that awareness is called the “Great Death.” In western, psychological terms we would describe it the death of the ego. Ridding oneself of the fallacious “self” is considered as the only one, true death in Buddhist orthodoxy.
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
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....
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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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...