Thursday, October 8, 2015


Villa des Amis/Autumn 2015

Everything disappears, 
            but nothing ends.
    It all comes back in time.
         I certainly intend to.
                     ---Andrew Greig

Monday, August 31, 2015


Quarry Court/North Berwick/Scotland

The fruits of meditation, when it is truly achieved, give one a new lease on life, redouble an individual’s capacity for vigorous and creative action by eliminating all obsession with the pursuit of pleasure or the evasion of pain, and indeed promote the full enjoyment of life with all its good and bad, its beauty and ugliness. It permits one to act instead of constantly reacting. It frees the mind from the eternal conflict of the opposites. Even more, it enhances one’s feelings of compassion so that this freedom cannot be used to the detriment of others and that alone is no small virtue in today’s environment.

 ---from The Quiet Mind by John E. Coleman

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Labyrinth/Villa des Amis

Sitting quietly, 
doing nothing.
Spring comes, 
and the grass grows
by itself.
                     Zenrin Kushu

Monday, May 25, 2015


North Berwick, Scotland 
Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime,
in which you may exhaust yourself but never
your subject. It is a contest, a duel or a melee,
calling for skill, courage, strategy and self-
control. It is a test of temper, a trial of honour,
a revealer of character. It affords a chance to
play the man and act the gentleman. It means
going into God's out-of-doors getting close to
nature, fresh air, exercise, a sweeping away
of mental cobwebs, genuine recreation of tired
tissues. It is a cure for care, an antidote to worry.
It includes, companionship with friends, social
intercourse, opportunities for courtesy, kindliness
and generosity to an opponent. It promotes
not only physical health, but moral force.

                   ---DAVID R. FORGAN