Jurian’s Veggie Burger Recipe

Jurian’s Veggie Burger Recipe

I confess, I’m not one who greatly enjoys cooking. I do it because I like to eat, and I like to eat well. And because it’s not fair to make David do all the cooking. When it’s my turn, my preference is simple, fast, not a lot of ingredients, not a lot of clean-up, low...
Zen and the Art of Zuzu

Zen and the Art of Zuzu

Last week I took my car in for its 36,000-mile checkup. “Looks brand new!” Mark the technician said as he did his initial walk-around. “Yeah,” I smiled. “I take good care of her.” An hour later, checkup complete, his words of wisdom were simple, “Whatever you’re...

Puglia, Italy Retreat 2022 with Jurian and David

La Rosa dei 4 Venti chapel 2019 La Rosa dei 4 Venti trulli La Rosa dei 4 Venti sunset Online Sangha The Gang 2022 Locorotondo La Rosa poppy field Ready to eat Cactus in bloom La Rosa dei 4 Venti Buon Appetito! Matera Thoughtful in Matera Polignano a Mare Polignano a...
One Bag of Trash

One Bag of Trash

In last Friday’s Berkshire Eagle, I happened to see a short letter to the editor. Six sentences total, it read, essentially, “In honor of Earth Day, please join me in picking up litter.” I have fond memories of trash pick-up adventures with my dad when I was a little...
Thanks, a Poem by W.S. Merwin

Thanks, a Poem by W.S. Merwin

These days, when there are seemingly endless paths to bitterness, I am thankful when I am able to say, “thank you.” Thanks – W.S. Merwin Listen with the night falling we are saying thank you we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings we...