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“The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do.” — Andrew Carnegie
FIND ROMANCE after #VeniceCarnival ends? CHECK OUT these Venetian masks, paintings & this breathtaking canal....
“It’s an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but...
Canto do Mori in Venice is San Polo 429 (entrances on Calle Galiazza & Calle Do Mori) near Rialto Bridge. Try the...
“You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
Eating in Venice, hit or miss, can be more hit if you go local like at Cantina do Mori offering sandwiches & cicchetti bar food since 1462
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” ~Anatole France
Rub elbows with locals at quaint win bars, you'll find the best local wines to sip & great finger food like meatballs, pizzette or pastries.
First day of White Tantric destroyed me but I came back for more. FIVE 62 minute meditations and more!!
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”~Chinese Proverb
Joe prepares to begin 12 hour day of White Tantric. Yoga/meditation on steroids as I call it or "A crash course"...
Joe loves his hippy food. Or does he? Wahe guroo
Our Karma yoga service: we prepared feet soaking water with healing oils for yogis at Divine Soles tent.
The yogi leader, with our help, conjured up this hailstorm during our meditation! Powerful.
Peace on Peace Day, Summer solstice 2014.
What another yoga class? But I'm hungry, do they feed us? Luckily the theme is "There is a way through every...
Are they celebrating Peace Day summer solstice or the end of a grueling 2 hour yoga +meditation session?
We arrived at the Ashram+ jumped right into the group like Julie Roberts (aka Elizabeth Gilbert) in Eat Pray Love.
Part of the long dusty, 8-mile daily road trek to practice yoga +meditation for days on end.
Sacred ground for the Hopi Indians; later home to Ram Das Puri, site of Summer Solstice Peace Day
Summer Solstice kundalini yoga camp in New Mexico.
On the border at the narrow gauge railroad. Yeehaw! Remember this, Dona + Jim?
“Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.” ~George Bernard Shaw
“Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead.” ~Ross Perot
Venice is one of Italy's must-see cities. Attractions are one-of-a-kind. Top things to do: a boat ride down the...
Explore the world of Venetian "tapas" which are called "Cicchetti" in Venice. Eating some in a Venetian wine bar...
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” ~Joel Barker
The City of Venice publishes graphical tide predictions on the web: ISTITUZIONE CENTRO PREVISIONI E SEGNALAZIONI MAREE.
“Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.” ~ Dale Carnegie
What can you do if it floods? Venice stores sell the rubber boots to wear when high water is predicted. It's all you can do.
Visitors to Venice in spring & fall when the probability of Acqua alta is greatest, can inquire at their hotel if flooding is predicted.
“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash...
Venice newspapers carry predictions for possible floods & Venetians can get SMS warnings to cell phones. City built on water? Expect floods.
“Negativity breeds negativity. The wise focus on the positive in every person and every situation.” ~Philip Arnold
on the heels of the famed Henry HippyTrip, we leave for New Mexico.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you need a team.” ~John Wooden
Don’t miss Osteria Bancogiro is in the Venice maze of street-level shops & warehouses that surround the first...
“Great acts are made up of small deeds.” ~Lao Tzu
Venice Republic commissioned a church from Baldassare Longhena & his Madonna della Salute (literally, ‘good health’) was completed in 1687.
In 1630-31, #Venice was ‘miraculously’ delivered from the plague, which claimed almost 100,000 lives – one in three Venetians.
“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
A pronouncement was made: if #Venice escaped total devastation, they’d build a temple of size & beauty never seen...
“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” ~Mark Twain
“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” ~Colin Powell
To stop spread of the plague in #Venice, 10,000 survivors walked San Marco for 3 days & nights with torches &...
“When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first.” ~Josiah Quincy
“Discipline is doing what you really do not want to do, so you can do what you really want to do.” ~John C. Maxwell
Venetians are warned of acqua alta with forecasts by concealed speakers that emit sounds that correspond to different levels of flooding.
Venice flooding can sometimes be dealt with by wooden walkways & ramps. At the worse times Venetians will be warned to stay home.