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Wine-OHauFrom Ohau, New Zealand, Woven Stone 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is superb.

DanielRichDanielRich3DanielRich2Daniel Rich at Peter Blum Gallery.


TimesSquare04-18Would that the American people had confronted their government’s wicked intervention (and calls for regime change) in Syria, starting in 2011. That once beautiful country has been destroyed by American made weapons.

How viable is a ‘beacon of democracy’ when the people lose control of their government, but more importantly of themselves?




NewLife18aFor humanity overwhelmed by selfishness, hatred, the thirst for power, and lust for vengeance, Springtime is a reminder of one’s gifts and duty—united with the living water—to live peacefully with one another in mutual respect.

“May the Father of mercy have mercy upon a people that have been born to him. May he remember the covenant with the patriarchs, deliver our souls from evil hours, check the evil inclinations in them that have been carried by him, grant us his grace an everlasting deliverance, and in the attribute of his goodness fulfill our desires by salvation and mercy.” Standard Machsor, 1925

A Lamb the sheep redeems: Christ,
who only is sinless,
Reconciles sinners to the Father.
–Easter Sequence

NYIAS18cWill to power and the road to hell — no future in that. The better way is to align one’s will, not with demonic possession but with the divine will.