Drums and Words

A Celebration of Life and Wisdom

Pangrams

Pangrams: phrases of minimum length spanning the alphabet. Be no fop. Doze, juvenile qualms!  I know exactly right. Zest for quick waxing just proved humbling. For me, Hugo Weaving strikes xylophonic qualities, just bedazzling! John de Ruiter quotes axe away hazy guff,…
Eagle Eyes

Eagle Eyes

Eagle eyes under rocky brows, Hold an original gaze, The meekness of a baby, purling in the shade, And among the cliffs, I follow Streams newborn across an ancient face.  Image from NYE, 2013-14. Unknown photographer
Honing Perception

Honing Perception

My Perspective on Controversy Associated with John de Ruiter Controversy around John de Ruiter often raises concerns about spiritual organizations and authority figures, as John’s life-story suggests to some a gap between John and the integrity he speaks about. I…
All In

All In

Loss, Love, and Transformation in District 9 The world is flawed; humanity is corrupt ─ we know that ─ and we wonder what we can do about it. Neil Blomkamp’s District 9 suggests we be the change, even if change…
Espresso

Espresso

After five years enjoying the art of espresso, I am now discovering the fineness of its science. Just  a sip of espresso brings inspiration, but as I learn to brew it, I continue to find deeper meaning and layers of…