Speech, President Barack Obama

We share the gift of music with birds, whales and many animals; however, the level of sophistication in language that we have acquired is unique to the human species. Possibly, a longer evolutionary history with abstract sounds may have made musical rhythm more fundamental and deep seated in our consciousness than the higher level language…

Leaving on a Jet Plane

You watch (pictures of) a distant far away land with sparkling eyes… eyes that make it seem that you have lived there, even if not in this lifetime. As you dream of this h(e)aven of freedom the serenity that surrounds you exudes an aura of “a new beginning”. You look at the rubble of the things you…

I will

You can go on long after you think you can’t. When you think you can push no more, try with all your being and you will be miraculously equipped with strength and inspiration. You will glimpse the infinite power of human will power… of the force within that some call God. After all, “God helps those…

Mother’s Day special

In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.” She refused the conventional ceremonial banquet given to laureates, and asked that the $6,000 funds be given to the poor in Calcutta, stating that earthly rewards were…

Anger

Here, I will not touch upon the sources of anger – hypocrisy, exploitation, mindless obsession, hatred, ignorance, neglect, deliberate hurt, provocation, vicarious corruption, helplessness or any of the other myriad domains of human behavior which elicit this response – anger. Did I mention hypocrisy? Here, I will not embark upon a journey of own experiences…