WATTLES ESTATE Community Garden
My neighbor, Michael Kohn and I have our community GARDEN PLOT at Wattles Estate in Hollywood. Built in 1907 as a winter home by wealthy Omaha, Nebraska banker, Gurdon Wattles–it’s now recognized as “the only remaining intact example of the once plentiful Hollywood Estates from the period preceding the film industry.” Wattles Park covers a 4.2 acre area, and houses 172 Garden Plots. We recently planted zucchini, beets, carrots, cucumbers, corn, artichokes, eggplant, strawberries, sunflowers… and milkweed for the Monarch Butterflies!
Photographing the MILKY WAY in Joshua Tree National Park, CA
2023 SANTE FE, New Mexico and Driving the Turquoise Trail
2022 Hiking the hills and energy vortexes of SEDONA, ARIZONA.
Oh Joy! Finally an outdoor after COVID Rock n’ Roll concert…
with Patti Smith and her band in LA!
2021 Celebrating COVID vaccination with a 1000-mile Road Trip across Northern California, including a Retreat at LAND OF MEDICINE BUDDHA MONASTERY in Soquel, CA. www.landofmedicinebuddha.org and then on to Pismo Beach, Monterrey, Sonoma, Sebastopol, San Francisco and Palo Alto…
COSMIC RAYS, DARK MATTER and the MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE. Course series, online.
Member of NECHUNG DHARMAPALA TIBETAN BUDDHIST CENTER in Los Angeles. www.nechungla.org
AND ICT (International Campaign for Tibet), Washington DC. www.savetibet.org
I Sponsor a Tibetan Student to attend college in Tibet to become a teacher and trilingual translator of Tibetan literature.
THIS SACRED JOURNEY: On Death & Dying with Pema Chödrön, Course Series, online.
MINDFUL END OF LIFE: Online series course through Zenhospice.org.
Buddhism Through its Scriptures, Course Series, Harvard University, online.
ORIENTAL BELIEFS: Between Reason and Traditions, Course Series, University of Leuven, Belgium, online.
MONTANA: Hiking in the CRAZY MOUNTAINS RANGE
PALM SPRINGS, CA — A Different Perspective on the World
An online 10-part course with Dr Robert Thurman of Columbia University/Wisdom Academy on the:
HISTORY OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM: Sutra and Tantra: The Profound and the Miraculous
Waterskiing on LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA
Working with HABITAT FOR HUMANITY in Los Angeles, CA
Climbing up Half Dome, Yosemite National Park
Before dawn, I departed from my unheated tent cabin in 25 degrees to begin the 14-hour day of a 18-mile r/t trek up 5000 feet, including 1000 carved-stone steps, to the last point…
where I then climbed up a further 400 feet on a 56-degree pitch along the granite rock face by pulling oneself up via the cable line to the top at 9000 feet.
The Cables at Half Dome
With a Breathtaking View at the Top!
AND I made it with all my body parts intact!
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER 42 Meteorites counted!
and HIKING to the top of MT PIÑOS at 9,000 feet along the California scarp of the San Andreas Fault!
Atop Mt Pinos
The Catepillar Swaggar