…energy flow with jo’s!!!…

…Guy Debord / La Société du Spectacle(43)…

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  • The world already dreams of a time… of which it now must truly grasp the consciousness so that we can live it in reality.

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 And this implies something we’ve been working on since the ‘sixties: all of this will only work out well, if our means match our ends…

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O’Sensei no Kuden: a ‘Way’ (5)

With our hearts washed clean with the clarity and focus of just one single cut with a sword, this has to be training in living with the patterns of ki-energy, living in goodness, living in wisdom, living in our bodies, …and living in just plain old, real world common sense!  This is the most profound, and the old, original vow of Budo.

– – – reported by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan,  Densho to Tomoshibi    p. 95

…summer spider!!!…

…matsu ni…

And in the pines, cicadas…
how much longer will they have to sing
for midday to come…?

– – – Issa

…lucky frog on lotus leaves…

Lynn has two sculptures in the American Academy of Equine Art’s…

37th Annual Fall Exhibit, September 15 – October 29, in Aiken, South Carolina. Showing will be AEOS and TORRAN:

…and Lynn-san’s Swainson’s Hawk photo is in the Peregrine Fund’s Raptors at Risk 2017 photo exhibition, in the Raptors Plus category…

 

 

...and Lynn has a new piece available: ADDERLY, at LynnAFraley.com

and LYNN-SAN is teaching a workshop:

Wire to Whinny

Friday-Sunday, September 8-10 (with Open Studio on Sept. 11)

In this three-day workshop students learn the basics of equine anatomy, how to best utilize references, form an armature, and then apply clay to create a sculpture….

 

Peter was off the grid, performing for and at The Atlanta School…

…in ATLANTA, IDAHO, just below the Sawtooth Mountains, at the

Post Atlanta School: Artworks By Students And Instructors

event, 8:00-11:00 in the evening, around the little mountain town:

Over 25 artists take over Atlanta, Idaho on Friday, July 28. Atlanta School students and instructors, informed by the town’s unique character, transform rustic mining structures and dramatic mountains into a backdrop for this one-night, group exhibition. Post Atlanta School brings together artists working a variety of mediums, such as printmaking, painting, metalworking, ceramics, writing, sound art and more…

Guests are invited to join us all in Atlanta for the evening. Overnight camping options can be found here. Driving directions can be found here.

Artists include: CJ McCarrick, Ian Wright, Peter John Still, Grant Huglin, Shelley Jund, Kelly Cox, Eric Mullis, Kris Hargis, Jon Sadler, Elizabeth Mcsurdy, Brooke Burton, Khara Oxier, Ruby Stigers, Melissa Frazier, Kate Masterson, Shannon Twenter, Kirsten Furlong, William Lewis, CL Young, Margaret Ratliff, Steven Gossett, Aryssa Hutchins, Rachel Reichert, Karl LeClair, Amy O’Brien,  Eric Bower.

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...and he has a show playing with his sound design: The Hound of the Baskervilles, at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Friday July 14 to Wednesday August 23, at 7:30pm.

Rebeca is singing with Mahavia Flamenco…

…at Story  Story  Night, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm,  at Visual Arts Collective, Garden City. 


$12 tickets available online  or at the door. Show starts at 8 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. LIVE MUSIC ~ FULL BAR…

…and at The Williamson Winery,  Wednesday, September 13th ~ 6:30 to 8:30.

 

 

...and Rebeca-san is teaching ‘Cante’ (Flamenco singing) group classes on Tuesdays, 6:15… private classes by arrangement… accompanied by Mahavia guitarist, Derren Crosby Davidavich…  …contact Rebeca-san on (208) 713-0235, or at RRLeatherwing@outlook.com …

..and Rebeca-san’s latest CD: ‘VOGT’  by PALANKEEN…vogtCDnOPENCOVER

…the digital download is available here,  and the  CD’s are available on the same link.  You can buy them here in Boise at Doyle’s on Broadway,  and at the Record Exchange.

A change of optic:

Aikido is a gem of many facets – sometimes it seems that every one of O’Sensei’s students remembered a different teacher, and of course, many, many different styles have been preserved and developed – but here is one facet that clicked into focus for me recently:

what if O’Sensei spent his time away from Iwama and Tokyo coherently pursuing what he felt to be his “mission in life”?…

what if he spent his time away from Iwama and Tokyo creating and nurturing a network of dojos run by Omoto-Kyo, ex-Omoto-Kyo and Ko-Shinto believers ( hand-picked deshi,  some of them raised, almost, as members of his family) – – – and ex-Kamikaze pilots, too (!) – often with his own name on the sign –  in places – and close to shrines…

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