In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Travel: Images of the Philippines

    The Philippines was a very surreal experience for me. A culture shock. An assault on the senses. It felt like a long lost home, yet at the same time I felt like a stranger in my own country. We went because my father-in-law passed away and we had to

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  • Yosemite
    Old Yosemite Photos

    I can’t believe I forgot about these old Yosemite photos from 2000. In my old online journal at carlos.ricebowljournals.com I have a photo section and I didn’t even link to the photo collection from Yosemite! They were uploaded but never linked. So I just thought I’d share them now:

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  • The Light Of Compassion

    His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, was recently awarded the Congressional Gold Medal (the top U.S. civilian honor) presented by President George W. Bush. The Dalai Lama has been awarded a Congressional Gold Medal – the top US civilian honour – in a move that has infuriated

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  • randomguru in san francisco

    Right now, I’m blogging from the airport in San Diego, getting ready to fly up to San Francisco for my niece’s art exhibition. Basically, the event is called the “Cultivated” and here is the information, in case anyone in SF is interested in attending. The event is FREE to

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  • The Other Side of Society

    I did a great jazz gig yesterday afternoon at the clubhouse in the Fairbanks Ranch gated community (the north side). It was great. Residents of this oppulent community (this zip code is the 2nd richest in the country! don’t know who’s 1st) were able to hang out by the

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