Welcome to my oft-neglected but well-intended blog page. Topics range from books, music, publishing, Buddhism, Kundalini yoga, Amma, kirtan, life, love, dogs and my obsession with Pete Townshend.
Monday, March 16, 2015
"A student comes to a Master, Teacher, and Guru with tears in his eyes. There are so many problems, and when he leaves, he is carrying the same tears, but the quality of the tears is different, it is of gratitude. Still tears flow, but those are of gratitude, of love; it is so beautiful to cry in love. One, who has cried even once in love, knows the taste of it, of surrender and of devotion and the entire creation rejoices it. The entire creation is longing for only one thing, the transformed tears, from salty tears to sweet tears."
I am an author and musician who divides my time between New York City, upstate New York and (in the winters) various warm places. My memoir “Rex and the City: True Tales of a Rescue Dog Who Rescued a Relationship” (Random House) was hailed as “the best human-with-dog memoir you’ll ever read.”(An expanded eBook edition of RATC is now available). Forthcoming books include two novels; a memoir about my experiences living in a tent at a Buddhist retreat center; a young-adult fantasy series (which seems to be writing itself at the moment); and Volume II of “Rex.”
I am also a vocalist and am currently recording a companion CD to "The Expatriate’s Guide" with songs based on characters from this novel.I’m also a kirtan walli and lead chants from the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh & Native American traditions. I just started recording my first kirtan CD with beloved producer Gaura Vani Buchwald. I feel blessed to be able to do what I love and aspire to give back to the world. Thus,I always donate 10% of book proceeds to animal rescue.