The joy of Spring


robin singing
the ice

cardinal sings
winter loosens
it’s grip on my heart

Long time no write


Well it has been a long time as I’ve been working on other arts. But I’ve not forgotten haiku.

behind the clouds

light still shines upon us-

Amida’s love

Two Folklore songs


The first song is about Resurrection Mary and the second is called Phantom 309. I hope you enjoy them.

Ted Talk on how to reach your goals (Its not how you think)


I have been amiss in posting but trust me I am working on new project but I can’t tell you about it.

Why? Watch the video.

Empathy is what this World needs!


There is not much I can add to this except my thoughts that we all must connect and come to understand that if we want to survive as a species we must learn to show compassion for all beings. After watching the video consider trying this: The next time you feel “sorry” for someone, instead of being sympathetic try and empathize with them. Find a time that you felt the same and understand where they are and not how it can be fixed.

Empathy and sympathy are not just two different approaches to confronting the emotional challenges of others; they are diametrically opposite responses in many important ways. Sympathy places another’s problems at a distance from us, places us in a position of superiority, and “drives separation”, says the film’s narrator, Dr. Brené Brown. Empathy, on the other hand, requires that one internalize the feelings of another. That shared experience drives interpersonal connection, she says. “What makes things better is connection. – See more at:

A film by RSA Animate.

Video from KarmaTube

Shared from Daily Good

8 Hilariously Nonthreatening Monsters from Japanese Folklore


And now for some not so scary monsters.

Tokyo Desu

Japanese folklore and horror stories are known for their psychologically terrifying ghosts and monsters that prey on the minds and bodies of humans. For some of the most horrific examples, one need look no further than the Japanese horror boom of the early 2000’s, with the likes of The Ring and The Grudge introducing the west to a new, iconic generation of supernatural villains.

But there’s also a lighter side to Japanese folklore, where bumbling spirits cause only mild annoyance, actually enhance your daily life, and otherwise generally botch the whole job of haunting mankind and teaching vague moral lessons about treating your parents with respect and such. Here are our top eight most hilariously nonthreatening monsters – called Yokai – from Japanese stories:


The Nurikabe is a sentient wall that’s said to be impossible to walk around or climb. It doesn’t seem to have any nefarious intentions and…

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DewDrop World


This is a song written by David G Lanoue based off of Issa’s Haiku.

tsuyu no yo wa tsuyu no yo nagara sari nagara

this world
is a dewdrop world
yes… but…

Thank you to my daughter for the performance and to David for permission to use the song.

Please visit Haiku guy at


This world is a dewdrop world
Things pass, no, nothing lasts
A boy and a little girl
On a dewdrop
Tiny dewdrop
It’s a dewdrop world

He loves how she looks at him
She loves his shining skin
Hot sun burns away the pearls
Of the dewdrops
Tiny dewdrops
It’s a dewdrop world

A ring made of hard, cool stone
Tells her she’s not alone
They watch lazy smoke rings curl
On a dewdrop
That they can’t stop
Fading dewdrop world

Call for help


Dear Readers,

I am asking for your help. My daughter has entered a guitar contest for the musical “We Will Rock You” and needs your votes. If she wins she will get a walk on roll in the musical. This is an awesome chance and you can help make it happen.
Just click on the link and vote. Also please share this with your friends and urge them to vote. Thank you in advance for voting.


Here is Link