Saturday, September 26, 2009

Book progress

Last week I spent some days in the lovely area of Bowie, Maryland, to work at the company that will print the book I'm working on for its October 1 debut in Washington D.C.

My time there was intense, lively, and exciting. The combination of extreme pace, and unforgiving demand for near perfect accuracy gives the world and work of a big printing company an undercurrent of drama and energy.

The creep of desperation and indispensable need for respect and deep cooperation creates a solidarity among collaborators that can forge emotional closeness in the group, even in a very short time to work together.

I am grateful for my time and experience on this part of the torrential, editorial waters into which I've been tossed.

Here are a couple of pictures:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A week for teaching in Camberg, Germany

I enjoyed a wonderful few days in the beautiful area of Bad Camberg, Germany, 40 minutes northwest of Frankfurt am Main.

I taught about 80 or so young people from the world over, but mostly from Europe. My content included spiritual teaching, and practical life teaching (which are pretty much the same thing, aren't they?)

Here are some pictures of my time teaching there. Sorry, there's a bunch of me in it, but please enjoy the young folks and the little bit of nature. The students were from the US, Canada, Australia, and from all of Europe East and West.