The Waltz Garden – a place of magic.


All Writings, Art & Nature, Blog, Observations

It is really my wish from the writing of this piece, that those who read it come to think of The Waltz Garden as having a permanent place among the gardens they know of. That they come to think of it as unique. By no means has this garden reached its zenith. It is still growing, still changing, and has so much more to offer. There is that promise in that magical place. There is that potential.

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April 22, 2020

Does having knowledge of evil cause a person to commit evil?


All Writings, Observations, Psychology

One thing, though, is the repeated attempt toward good and the desire for such. Yes, one does think of finally having arrived at a place, to a state of solution from which evil no longer rises. Philosophers have wanted that; religious texts speak of it. Both of these in the ideas of Utopia, of Paradise, or of Heaven (Hell, even, as a symbol of judgment) are ideas of that finality. It is the human desire for relief, again manifest in what humans think and aspire for as societies and individuals.

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January 29, 2020

Returning to writing after a gap


All Writings, Blog, Observations

There is the possibility for greater communication through writing – much of it finding efficacy and peace due to privacy. Social networking seems to have put all that used to remain private out in the open. Maybe, there is still a getting used to this and a regaining of balance.

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March 7, 2019

A fascination with wrist watches


All Writings, Blog, Observations

I remember, as a young boy, this fascination with wristwatches.  At the time, there was no deep philosophical reason for it.  Watches simply were machines to be fascinated with.  The way these were designed; how methodical and systematic was the movement of the hands to show the minutes, hours, and seconds!  Specifically, some of the […]

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December 4, 2018

The notches on tools and the end of the world


All Writings, Blog, Observations

We are surrounded by tools.  From the ordinary nail cutter to the kitchen knife, to our smartwatches, mobile phones, Wi-Fi routers, and computers.  Tools of all different kinds are all around us as evidence of human ingenuity and entrepreneurship.  Somewhere, someone saw a need and decided to create a solution for it.  In that creating […]

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November 28, 2018

The story of the deaf stonemason


All Writings, Blog, Observations

In sharing this story, I take a particular pleasure.  What this man did for us is of truly lasting value.  He worked diligently at our place for just a few days.  In those few days, he endeared himself by the way he worked, his mannerisms, how he paid no attention to supervision, and in all […]

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September 3, 2018

The vegetable vendor and his story


All Writings, Blog, Observations

I would like to share with you today this short story.  It’s true and from this morning itself.  This morning, though, is only a passing moment in the story of this vegetable vendor.  In this city of New Delhi, on this day after an early morning rain and now the sun shining through brightly, this […]

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August 23, 2018

The experience of engaging with people – how a change in views is a fundamental need and also beneficial?


All Writings, Blog, Individual, Observations, Psychology, Society

There isn’t a greater art and more of it needed at this time than of engaging with people.  Engaging with people should be considered the end of all philosophy, systems of belief, or even the systems of society.  When a person engages in thinking out solutions to issues or attempts to foresee the end of […]

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July 8, 2018

Existence – Poems by Christopher Venerus


All Writings, Observations

Existence is about life. Existence is the spiritual journey of a man who is traveling through time. It is experiencing one’s own existence in the larger reality of history and of anticipated visions for the future. Existence is sensing the poetry. Existence is about being a boy, growing up to be a man. He discusses […]

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June 16, 2018