Archive for January, 2012

The essence of Zen

Friday, January 13th, 2012

My favorite quote “Copying is slavery, you have to reach the Spirit.” ~ Zen proverb When I read this proverb the first time, I was drawn to it and unconsciously embraced it right away. Now I’m more clear about the reason. While reading the book “The Spiritual Path – Buddha Zen Tao Tantra” by OSHO […]

Grandma Elise

Monday, January 9th, 2012

☯ In memory of my grandmother Elise Sturm, born Jan 9th, 1882, I like to mention here my family search web site. ☯ Ute’s Family Search Any living cell carries with it the experience of a billion years of experimentation by its ancestors. ~ Max Delbrück Every book is a quotation; and every house is […]

The Hammer Man & Numbers

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Many years ago, before I started to write my first book, I noticed that the ‘Hammer Man’ in Seattle had some numbers engraved. Adding all the numbers equals number 30, and I am invigorated by number 3 (3+0=3) derived from the day of my birth, which is number 21 (2+1=3). As I mentioned in my […]


Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!   Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson   And here are 5 suggestions by Deepak Chopra, the world-renowned expert on spiritual […]