Sunday, February 22, 2015

twisted internet stuff

How President Obama would look...

...with Kim Jung Un's new haircut (and new eyebrows)

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Recent racism- and religion-related events around the world should be raising the eyebrows of anyone paying attention. When will we humans realize that it is precisely our incredible diversity that makes our miraculous existence on this precious, one-in-a-billion planet so awesome? It's high time we, a conscious, hyper-intelligent species, leave behind the limiting stupidity that is racism.

Rodney King's immortal words 23 years ago are still seared in my psyche (and, I suspect, the psyches of many from my generation):


Don't stay silent in the face of any form of racism. Make it known that you have absolutely no tolerance for it. Say it: "Not only is your racist joke not funny, dude, it's deeply offensive to me." This is one of the most effective actions we can take as individuals to help eradicate this toxic virus from human consciousness.

Friday, February 20, 2015

the great sargasso invasion of 2015

Winter in the Caribbean is characterized by a series of cold fronts that burst out and quickly seep down from the hyper-frigid Arctic every couple of weeks or so. The fronts, known locally as "Northers," unload most of their cold fury on the landmass of North America, warm up significantly as they cross over the relatively tepid waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and enter the Caribbean region a mere shadow of their former bone-crackingly cold selves.

The seasonal visits of the Arctic air masses typically begin affecting the Caribbean region in mid October, occur most frequently during the months of December thru February, but can show up as late as March. As mentioned, the bodies of cold air lose a lot of their chill and oomph as they slide into the warmth of southern latitudes, yet upon arrival in the tropics they can (and do) cool ambient temps noticeably (when a Norther is blowing it can get as "cold" as 65 degrees Fahrenheit [18 Celsius] at night here in Roatan). The encounter between the visiting Arctic air and the resident moist, tropical air invariably results in at least a couple of days of rainy, stormy weather as the front moves through.

This winter, the storm events produced by the Northers have been followed by unusually large  "invasions" of Sargasso seaweed. Literally, millions of tons of sargasso weeds have been pushed by waves from the winter storms from the Atlantic Ocean into the Caribbean Sea basin (and unto our beaches and seashore). While an unusually high volume of this particular species of seaweed may be a cyclical phenomenon, one can't help but wonder if this strange occurrence isn't yet another eerie 'canary in the mineshaft' result of global climate change.

Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

ecstatic dance

My friend Traci and I had our first ecstatic dance session at the Ananda Yoga Pavilion this afternoon. I definitely reached that blissful place where you are no longer dancing, but rather being danced by spirit. Video coming soon!
ECSTATIC DANCE is a freeform conscious dance where movement expands, spirit activates, boundaries melt, boredom ceases, creativity breaks out, hope happens, beauty flows, communities collaborate, ritual is reinvented, harmony resonates. The beat deepens as an electronic tapestry of world rhythms weave us together as individuals within a greater family. Dance as a manifestation of the LIGHT!

the energy

Davinci, we've had such an awesome time this week! The energy here is so great. This place is magical!
- Wesley, a departing guest, this morning

Sunday, February 8, 2015

photo of the day

A male common green lizard enjoys the early afternoon sunshine on the Zen Path. Paya Bay Resort, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras.

create your day

Every night before you fall asleep, replay in your mind the good moments of the day, and give heartfelt thanks for each one of them. Think about the next day also, and intend that it is going to be amazing, that it is going to be filled with love and joy, and that all good is coming to you. Intend that it is going to be the best day of your life. Then when you wake in the morning, BEFORE you get out of bed, declare your intentions again for the day and give deep thanks as though you have received them all.
- lessons from The Secret

Saturday, February 7, 2015

video: young naturists

This video was made by Christine and Omri of Young Naturists America (YNA). Read their interesting review of Paya Bay Resort.

wifi hotspot

Kids from our local community of Diamond Rock will sometimes come to the public areas of the resort to access our Internet wifi connections on their mobile devices. We smile upon this as we know Internet access opens a whole new, fascinating world to them.