Rainer Maria Rilke

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke One of the best gifts this Christmas came as the discovery of Poet Rainer Maria Rilke via an L.L. Bean Christmas Card which said: “And now let us welcome the new year, full of thing that have never been” “Go to the Limits of Your Longing: Let everything…

A Secret World (Waking Up Early)

I read this article about waking up (obscenely) early and how it unlocks a Secret World. In our case, it is way-before the rooster crows. There is enough time to accomplish a good amount of work, then take a nap before the rooster crows. It is an ambiguous zone when you see people on the…

Master of the House (Terminology)

MASTER OF THE HOUSE Les Mizerables (our first NYC play) and one of it’s classic joyous Broadway anthems Usage: We prepare this Christmas Dinner Spectacular Goose Confit, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Root Vegetables And this exotic cut of pork which looks like a ham/shank with an impressive bone protruding from it We cooked it with…

Underpass Christmas

When I was running this morning, I noticed a pine tree on the center median of a LSD Underpass. As a gardener, I wondered how a plant could sprout in such a strange place. On the way-back, I saw that it was a Christmas Tree and gradually developed a Big Idea. What if I bought…