My grandfather’s legacy is kindness

My grandfather, Tommy Rochelle, served in WWII. Like most able-bodied young men of his generation, he went overseas to fight Hitler’s fascist threat to the world.

In the 1930s and 40s, Grandpa Tommy worked in the radio business as a DJ, so his army commanders put him in the communications…

Grappling with Nonduality and “the Illusion”

This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.

— Jalaluddin Rumi

Towards the end of a lovely family dinner, after hours of wine, funny stories and entertaining yet relatively trivial…


An Intro to the Non-Institutional Internal Path

If you realize that all things change,

there is nothing you will try to hold on to.

— Lao Tzu

This world is constantly attempting to provoke a response to its seemingly endless stimuli.

React to this!

Judge that!

Enjoy this!

Hate that!

And as soon as you finish engaging…

Our house came with this unremovable neon message. Despite emphasizing impermanence, it’s becoming more of a permanent fixture, seemingly resistant to its own teaching.

I love Emily’s work on this place, our home’s previous owner is an interior designer who transformed this mediocre old house from the 60s into a…

Bob Peck

Film & religion degrees, festival docs, and now Meta. Trying to be present in every moment — not looking good so far. []

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