Book Release Announcement: Could You Be Loved, A Memoir of Scars and Guitars

January 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Could You Be Loved, A Memoir of Scars and Guitars book cover image I am thrilled to announce the release of my book Could You Be Loved, A Memoir of Scars and GuitarsGo to to purchase a copy for your Kindle. For other ebook formats (iBookstore, nook, Sony eReader) check out Smashwords.

Can I get a sneak peak?

Sure! For a Free Preview and other details, visit the book website  « Read the rest of this entry »

Resonance with Adichie’s “Americanah”

January 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

americanah_coverReading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah was incredibly thrilling for me.  It was thrilling to experience the poetry of far-off Nigeria alongside the familiar longing and awe of an immigrant to the States.  I am full of gratitude for this moment in time when I, an immigrant from the USSR, can read the story of Ifemelu, a young woman from Nigeria, and to feel so deeply her pain and her joy.  Perhaps it’s a conscience but the last book I read was Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, falling in love with the Japanese fairy tale and its quirky crew of characters.  These two books are stand-outs! « Read the rest of this entry »

I’m Busy, What Can Yoga Do for Me?

July 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

We’ve all heard that practicing yoga is good for our health. We need more breathing, more stretching, more strengthening the body and more opening of the heart and mind. Yet it’s still difficult to get our bodies to the yoga mat or class. Maybe these words can help.

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Scenes of East Harlem in Summertime

June 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

Pink Pink Pink Pink « Read the rest of this entry »

This Kinky Mind: 5 Easy Steps to Being a Better Lover

April 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

ThisKinkyMind_head_smHey, there!  Welcome, fellow traveler, from wherever you may hail, pleased to meet you here in this Rest area on the Information Thruway called This Kinky Mind.

* Have you ever wanted to be a better lover?
* Are you looking for an article to send to your lover under the auspices of “Look at this hilarious post I found”?
* Are you pretty sure you are a super awesome lover already and just want to double-check?

Great!  Here we go.  Based on years of study and research I am thrilled to present This Kinky Mind’s Guide to Being a Better Lover« Read the rest of this entry »

12Questions Interview

March 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

So honored to be included in this 12 Questions Interview series. So much fun!

12 Questions

Margarita Manwelyan

Where were you when the world ended and a cosmic portal was supposedly opened, December 21, 2012? New Yorker, Margarita Manwelyan was outside, meditating, in Times Square, of course.

From her work with the Occupy Wall Street Meditation group, to her Dharma Punk blog quest with the Interdependence Project, Margarita is on a relaxed, high-smiling quest to bring yoga to the people and consciousness to revolution.

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Reality is a Paradox

January 13, 2013 § 1 Comment

Reality is a paradox
And I’m gonna spank that naughty paradox
Until she’s tender, open and coyly crying for mercy.
Then I’ll make timeless love to the paradox
Growling in his ear, writhing beneath him
Scraping my nails against his impermeable skin.
I’m gonna make that reticent paradox
Beg to let him come for me
And in our interdependent co-arising orgasm
I will impregnate the paradox
With dreams of fire and universal consciousness.
And when we are lying there spent
Sweat evaporating into the cool night air
No words need be spoken
No thoughts need be followed
I’ll know I love that kinky fucker paradox
And, by all that is holy and all that is profane,
I’ll know that the paradox loves me back.