Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Sunday!
Here are some churches of Tepoztlan, Mexico.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Your children are not your children
They are the sons and daughters of
Life's longing for itself.

     --Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Now also available in Ebook format!

"The Bumpy Road" by Don Karp

Reading The Bumpy Road promotes self-examination and encourages transformation. Everyone lives a personal “hero’s journey”. The Bumpy Road shows how culture clash is a muse for creative transformation. It tells the story of childhood followed by adolescent confusion. A boy struggles to become a man by buying into institutions that did not work for him--a marriage to a woman, whose entire self-concept was tied to “the relationship”, and as a science student in academia where success is about publish or perish: lies, back-stabbing, and the old boys' club. The 60’s culture came and personal chaos ensued. Relying on mental institutions to correct the evils of the aforementioned institutions created new problems instead. But the human spirit is resilient. The Bumpy Road details how the habit of going to the hospital for help was broken, and a new artistic identity replaced the old one. Primed for seizing cultural diversity opportunities, new struggles and successes were encountered in Mexico.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

This is my "cloud atlas". It's the day before full moon and the day after solstice. The beginning of the rainy season. I certainly have my head in the clouds! Head in the clouds, feet on the ground.

Monday, June 10, 2013


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tepoztlan has been designated as a "Magic City", largely due to these unusual rock formations, the like of which are found in only a couple of other places in the world.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Here's an example of how The Bumpy Road philosophy shows up as offering opportunities for positive life change.

Adrian is good friend of mine and a neighbor in Tepoztlan. His help was invaluable in getting out my book--formatting, design, and editing. He is a Mexican who lived for a long time in the US, teaching film making at a University in San Francisco. The U went under, so he lost his job. His marriage failed, and he returned to his home in Tepoz, where he significantly changed his life. Now he lives with Rosario. They have four dogs and two cats. He does film and computer related work, but his REAL contribution, in my opinion, is raising funds and working with neighbors to grow food to share. 


In the greenhouse: Adrian working with a neighbor.