Paul Latham

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Buttered Chicken

I traveled to the Big City recently and was introduced to buttered chicken, a spicy, tomato based Indian dish served with naan and rice. The restaurant was a hole in the wall of a strip mall with an unassuming name Read more…


The Rites of Spring

Well, Spring kind of blew up on me. I worried about it all through that harsh winter, waiting for warmer temperatures and cursing late frost that killed some of my early plantings. I had lists of things that had to Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Sahasrara

In the terms of the classical system, the seventh chakra, Sahasrara, is the finish point. It resides at the top of the head or in some observations, just above the head and it’s visualized as a thousand petal lotus that Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Ajna

What is real? What is the definition of reality? For most, this isn’t even a question. “Real” defines itself. “Reality” is proof of reality. I’m here, aren’t I? How much more “real” can you get? But what if we remove Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Vissuddha

So we come the fifth chakra and I almost don’t know what to say. Which is ironic considering that the fifth chakra is the throat chakra, the center of speech and communication and listening and expressing. I’ve heard it called Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Anahata

The fourth chakra, called Anahata, is deemed most important in many yoga traditions. It’s the center of feeling, the source of caring, the fountain of compassion and the engine of love that drives our spiritual connection to this physical illusion. Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Manipura

So we’ve worked our way up from Muladhara to Swadhistana and now we come to Manipura. The basics are out of the way. We survive and thrive and seek creation through means both subtle and overt and so we can Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Swadhistana

So let’s talk about sex. This chakra is Swadhistana and it’s traditionally located about an inch or so below the navel. It’s associated with the ovaries and prostate and it’s element is water. It is the next logical progression, the Read more…


Notes on the Chakras: Muladhara

I’ve studied the chakras for most of my life, long before I began practicing yoga for no other reason than the system makes sense to me. For the uninitiated, the chakras are the energy centers of the body located at Read more…


Project Update: More Raku

Still having fun with the copper matte luster glaze from Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques. With the last firing, three pieces went in and three came out, intact and with good color. Which makes for a good day. One of the Read more…