As 2012 draws to a close, I would like to thank all of our readers who motivate me to continue throwing starfish back into the ocean. Here is a snapshot of The Vitruvian Man’s website performance during the previous 12 months. This year, the site generated nearly 13,000 page views; that’s up from 8,500 a […]
I invite all subscribes and readers of The Vitruvian Man to download an excerpt I have made available from my working manuscript, The Exile of Gaspar. I have titled the excerpt “The Star.” You can download the excerpt as a PDF document or as an EBook for your Kindle. Details are available at ESKraay Online.
Yesterday, October 16 marks the 44th anniversary of one of the most memorable events at any modern Olympic Games. On October 16, 1968, silver medalist Peter Norman joined American gold medalist Tommie Smith – who had just become the first human to break the 20-second barrier in the 200-meter dash – and bronze medalist John […]
Early in the week, I read an interesting piece on the Spirituality and Practice website entitled, “The First Stone or Hypocrite Stone.” It is an unique practice presented by Tom Cowan. I do not know Tom Cowan, but his suggestion makes perfect sense to me… “… carry a small stone in your pocket or purse […]
In 1879, Chief Joseph of the Nez Percé Indians traveled to Washington, D.C. and met with President Rutherford B. Hayes and other government leaders to plead his case to return his tribe – displaced from the Northwest to Oklahoma’s Indian Territory – to their original home in Oregon. Chief Joseph was known as a skilled […]
Why are Muslims hateful? That is clearly an unfair question because I am certain Muslims are not hateful. If you want to know what it is like to be 80-years old, look at an 80-year old person. If you want to know what it is like to be a Baha’i, look at a Baha’i. If […]
I do not believe I was ever required to read Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If.” Perhaps better known for his books Kim, Captains Courageous, Gunga Din, The Man Who Would Be King and The Jungle Book among others, Kipling penned “If” in 1895. I first read the poem on a rainy afternoon in the ’60’s sitting […]
Just want to remind our readers of the first solar eclipse in the 21st century, which will occur on Sunday/Monday, May 20/21st. This Wikipedia link offers some excellent animation. Those of us in North America should get a good view of it on Monday.
Of all the animals on Earth, I have learned most from the dog. Although my boyhood home was next door to a veterinarian, Doc Dapson in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, I never owned a dog until 1975 when we lived on a farm in Upstate New York. In his epic poetry, Homer tells us of Odysseus’s dog […]
Amid the tsunami of political rhetoric that threatens to annihilate us all, my mind forever returns to Henry David Thoreau. We have so much government and so many laws they we can no longer do the right thing. We are merely forced to do whatever the majority – if it is even possible to define […]