A Happy Thanksgiving to all…

There’s a few personal notes at the end of this post, but first my annual digression on holidays… Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is among our most traditional holidays, having no real grounding in any specific religious holidays but being grounded in the European Tradition of a Harvest Feast which probably goes back well into the Neolithic. Several […]

Hafiz – Tired of Speaking Sweetly

Apparently the west is fascinated by Sufi poets.  I have to admit that if I hear one more speaker quote or reference Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, (always referenced in English as “Rumi” because that’s the word for “The Roman” which described where he lived) I may actually have to charge to the bathroom and vomit.  I […]