Smashing and DESTROYING things – the way I seem to have a talent for – exposes a truth that, like all truths, might be easily revealed, although it is not easily digested before becoming knowledge. It is an assimilation that takes time. Take a clay pot: Is it a pot or is it clay? Where […]Read More
Although it remained unpronounced, Jackass was the insult that surged from inside me, when judging an acquaintance of mine who professed that the world was actually not round; it was flat. He spoke with such absolute certainty that he even held the knot of his tie when he explained that this world-is-round bull was just a myth for the meek.Read More
Já sabemos muito bem o que acontece com os fatos quando a convicção está reinando: quanto mais repudiava o falso conhecimento dele, falso por ter base nenhuma – nem teoria nem prática que desmente a redondeza do mundo e que tampouco agrega nada, nem sugere uma outra explicação do mundo físico ao nosso redor – mais crescia a teimosia dele sobre um mundo plano.Read More
“That is the story I cannot tell you” was how I responded to my nieces and nephews who pulled on me to sit back down. I abruptly rose, leaving them to hang from a cliff to know what happened after the beautiful Sita had been kidnapped by the Demon. “Please, uncle! Tell us the whole […]Read More
“Don’t exaggerate, Ricky! It was just a coincidence! It was another bird!” said a skeptical, sour friend, when I told him how Pipsqueak had found me in my new home.
“Não exagere, Ricky! Foi apenas uma coincidência! Foi outro pássaro!” disse um amigo céptico, quando eu lhe disse que o Pipsqueak não somente achou a minha casa nova, mas achou a janela certa entre milhares.
No matter how much faith they might have had in their Lord, to behold the fuming volcano in such a foreign world might have filled the Jesuits with just enough doubt to worry as they looked across the valley from the destroyed pagan city of Cholula to see the smoking giant the natives called God. […]Read More
Understanding the unseen path taken by your teacher might be just as important as the adjustments to your positions in class. An interview with Brazilian Yoga teacher Gilberto Schulz. Conhecer os caminhos experienciados mas pouco revelados pelo teu professor de yoga pode ser tão importante quanto os ajustes das posturas dele. Uma entrevista com […]Read More
“Deixa de ser ridículo, Ricky! Elas não comem isso!” Foi o deboche de um grande amigo, daqueles que jamais perderia uma oportunidade me sacanear com uma gargalhada, especialmente na fazenda dele que era todo um mundo novo para o gringo nascido e criado no asfalto, onde meu conhecimento sobre os animais foi limitado aos meus […]Read More
It is not necessary, however, to take a major detour in life and go to another country in order for you to discover that you are not exactly the author of your own story.Read More
“Look at the puppies, Ricky!” my friend pointed out from the car as we had just pulled off the road to water the cedar forest after a long journey. The initial delight at opening the car door to six healthy puppies lasted no longer than second. I dropped to my knees in agony, praying. Some […]Read More