“The passion to see beyond what is admirable to the eye

The love that is felt deep within one's soul

The mystery captured through light and form

With honesty, humility and grace...

Only then can you tell your heart to be strong enough to love true art."

- Bibi Gefre

Friday, December 21, 2012

POEM by Guro Dan Inosanto

We are all climbing different paths through the mountain of life, 

and we have all experienced much hardship and strife. 

There are many paths through the mountain of life,

 and some climbs can be felt like the point of a knife.

 Some paths are short and others are long,

 who can say which path is right or wrong? 

The beauty of truth is that each path has its own song, 

and if you listen closely you will find where you belong. 

So climb your own path true and strong,

 but respect all other truths for your way for them could be wrong.

 - Dan Inosanto

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wreaths Across America, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, December 15, 2012

Everything here, but the soul of man, is a passing shadow. The only enduring substance is within. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Ever wonder how to eat a pomegranate?

When you open one, all the seeds are so difficult to get out of the fruit membrane and eating it becomes a mess.

The trick is to soak the fruit in a bowl of cold water, and gently squeeze the seeds apart from the membranes.

The seeds will come off easily, sinking to the bottom of the bowl, while the rest of the fruit floats off.

Drain the water and remaining membranes.

Voila!  Seeds to devour without the mess.  Eat it as is, with cereal or salad, blend and strain for juice... healthy fruit for the family!