Book Review: Bloodstone: Legend of the Last Engraving

The book brings forth deep research and impeccable imagination. The author’s personal experiences come alive in descriptions of the Kamakhya temple rituals and the religious fervor during the autumn worship of the Goddess. The exotic yet demanding terrain of the hills of Nepal is the backdrop of the tale of a simple village couple that breaks free of the shackles of matriarchy to redefine their fate. It is the story of motherhood – earthly and divine – always alive in mythology, legends, but most importantly in human faith.

Book Review: Monet & Oscar

A young American, the son of an accomplished landscape designer in San Francisco, returns to his country of birth to fight for France during World War I. Recovering from battle scars after the war, he finds himself in the employment of none other than Claude Monet. From here begins an enthralling tale of history, flirtations, love, passion, art, and personal quest.A young American, the son of an accomplished landscape designer in San Francisco, returns to his country of birth to fight for France during World War I. Recovering from battle scars after the war, he finds himself in the employment of none other than Claude Monet. From here begins an enthralling tale of history, flirtations, love, passion, art, and personal quest.

Daily Grind

Sublime requestsOf my creative mindOverturned by demandsOf a cerebral strife.Shackled to cubicles,Paints and brushesPaper and inkYarn and hooksPainfully exchangedFor butter and bread.Amusing musingsGarrulous silenceThoughts playingHide and seek inMy restive mindWanting to break freeOf the daily grind.Unfinished pages nowBrittle and yellowMocking blank canvasWaiting for a splatterOf pictures and words.My mind is whereI left the crochet hookAnContinue reading “Daily Grind”