Category Archives: Nature/Culture/Creativity

Things viewed with a perspective intended to honor, preserve, protect & celebrate the diversity of life on earth: people, places, animals, art, beauty & the natural world, the environment which we all share.

A Trip In Time: Jordan in a Flash (Back)

Today I decided to go into a little cafe I’d been eyeing for awhile, called King Falafel. They had several vegetarian dishes that were calling my name as I walked by. Upon entering, I detected an accent from the young … Continue reading

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The Taj Bekons, Still.

I don’t know about you, but I find this image absolutely captivating. I saw my first photo of the Taj Mahal when I was in high school. It became my dream to travel to Agra, India, to experience the Taj first-hand. … Continue reading

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Photo By Quintin Lake, “Infinite Forest”

Originally posted on Geometry & Silence:
Infinite Forest. Kemble, England. 40x40cm view larger Signed prints available at £195 each (Edition of 25). To purchase please contact me. Larger sizes also available

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Make/Take/Shape Time…Our Creativity Needs It.

Originally posted on Soul Dipper:
“Too much is happening… I’ll live as though writing doesn’t matter. Too many demands”, I said. My soul silent and patient, was quieted by healing, sadness and loss. Then its motherboard cross-circuited, and zapped. A…

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Science + Spirit = YOU

(How many ways can I address Polarity & what I do with it? The experiment lives.)… 🙂 Life is all about polarities & the attraction &/or repulsion of opposites, which in turn drive their movement. We aim for higher-self virtues, … Continue reading

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Art’s the One

As I was getting ready to go to sleep tonight, I pulled the book Archangels & Ascended Masters, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D, from my bedside table. Nestled under my covers, I opened to page 27, Archangel Jophiel. Her name means … Continue reading

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Egypt with Quintin Lake

Originally posted on Geometry & Silence:
Dune above camp near Bahariya Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt Bedouin Tea, served extra sweet Early morning sunlight illuminates a sand dune, Western Desert Landcruisers descend into a wadi in the Sahara Suda (Black Desert),…

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Year of the Snake

Originally posted on Mommy Mystic:
“If the account given in Genesis is really true, ought we not, after all, to thank this serpent? He was the first schoolmaster, the first advocate of learning, the first enemy of ignorance, the first…

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Quintin Lake, Glimpses of Iran

Originally posted on Geometry & Silence:
An Iranian girl looks out from the trunk of Sarv-e Abar-Kuh “cypress of Abar-Kuh”, also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, is a Cupressus sempervirens tree in Abarkuh, Yazd Iran. It is estimated to be over…

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Give a Hoot, Don’t Loot

As some of you know, I have a B.A. degree in anthropology (1990). I’ve never had a career as an anthropologist 😦 but I was lucky enough to work with a great group of archaeologists when I was an Administrative … Continue reading

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Totally YouTube-ular

‘Totally tubular‘. Okay, I’ve like SO outed myself as an 80’s chick. Couldn’t pass up a valley-girl colloquial ‘punny’, a sociolinguistic phenomenon, a title that fits. I used to be a pretty good valley-girl impersonator in my day. ‘Oh my … Continue reading

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Every Soul Has Its Day (A Slideshow & More)

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Just like this slide show, our life here is over in the blink of an eye: This is a little reminder, that although we go on and on, and on, in this lifetime we are not immortal!  Like it or not, … Continue reading

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Long Live Creativity!: Happy 1st Birthday to “The Spirited Soul”!

“I’m not happy if I’m not creating” ~ Michael Jackson (R.I.P.) Coincidentally, when I saw this quote the other day, I had just been contemplating this notion. I was feeling very sad the night before, then followed the urge to … Continue reading

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Jane of the Jungle

(Photo of Jane Goodall courtesy of http://www.wikipedia.org). A few nights ago I saw a hero of mine on television…Jane Goodall, British ethologist, anthropologist, conservationist and activist extraordinaire. The Gombe Research Centre, which she founded, is celebrating its 45th anniversary. When the … Continue reading

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A Life in the Day (The Eternal Present)

“Today is the Tomorrow I was talking about Yesterday…” I recently made up that line, and I love it, because it really does remind me that every single moment represents an Eternity. That’s why it’s so important to stay Truly … Continue reading

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Feasting, Anthropologically Speaking

On this special day noted for feasting, trading, food and family, I offer you another “KQED Radio Perspective” by my friend, archaeologist Mike Newland. He brings up a valuable point, the importance of “Feast” as a ritualized celebration of interconnectedness, … Continue reading

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Today’s “Note to Self” (Keep It Fresh)

“Try, learn, read or do something different today. Experiencing Life in new ways keeps Me young and well-versed at “going with the flow.” Still waters run deep…but it takes a steady influx of fresh water to keep things from getting … Continue reading

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A Life in the Day (Take a Second)

~ Love the One You’re With 🙂 ~ At least 3 times a day ~ 🙂 ~ Smooch for 10, Hug for 20! ~

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Cradling Life and Death

Here’s another brilliant heartfelt radio piece (~2 minutes) by my friend, archaeologist Mike Newland, which he titled “The Weight of the Dead”: > http://kqed02.streamguys.us/anon.kqed/radio/perspectives/2010/09/2010-09-13-perspectives.mp3 >

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A Life in the Day (Sonoma Coasting)

Yesterday was a quintessential day on the Sonoma County coast: no wind, no fog, perfect temp in the upper 70’s. I feel so lucky to have been born in this little part of our big world. I know others have … Continue reading

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