Music Jazz ~ Coltrane with Monk In 1957, young saxophonist John Coltrane recorded with the idiosyncratic but already legendary pianist Thelonious Monk. They only produced two albums together, but both of them turned out to be hard bop masterpieces. On this collection featuring cuts from their brief but vital collaboration, Coltrane's quickly evolving style adds lyricism and bite to Monk's … Continue reading Music Jazz ~ Coltrane with Monk

A live event ~ Exercise of Presence

"An exercise of presence", I'll call it. Practice being. Another word for presence: (real) love. There is no end goal. No seeking. No achievement. No rules. No thinking. No talking. It's all, whole, here and now. Quoting Eckhart Tolle: "When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of … Continue reading A live event ~ Exercise of Presence