Friday, December 28, 2007

Some pictures from Winter Solstice

Kitchen missal
I came upon the Florida Fauj!
It was a brief meeting, as Mandeep Singh Ji and family just came for a visit, not for the whole camp, but it was still awesome to see them all!

P.S. I´m now in Cancun and having a nice time.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Out of Town

I'm not sure how often I will get to update my blog in the next few weeks. I'm going to the winter solstice camp in Florida and then meeting my brother and his wife in Cancun, Mexico. I will be back on January 7th. If I'm lucky I'll get to post pictures on my blog during my trip.
I have a lot of stuff to post from other things I did this year, but it's all a matter of time for uploading and organizing. I hope everybody is enjoying winter so far.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Early one October morning

Before the sunrise is the best time to get there.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Check it out

My brother created a blog when he was on vacation in February this year. A long time past since he updated it, but he's updated it recently with some awesome pictures:
He told me he has like 28 more posts to go. He's already uploaded the pictures, but hasn't yet written captions.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Guru Ram Das

Here is a picture I drew when I was 7 of "Guru Ram Das Ji"


Pure New Mexico.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Now that the leaves are gone

...I'm sharing the pictures of them
Looks like something from Dr. Seuss.
I think I found a match to my chola
It's all good!

Oh Cana..wait... New Mexico


Monday, December 03, 2007

Gift of Knowledge

I was reading an article on Sikhnet and happened to come across some very wise comments from Sardar Hari Singh Khalsa Ji. Here is an excerpt:

"My homeland is Earth and Khalsa Raj is my ideal. I'll do my part to help liberate our homeland by always striving to live as a gursikh and by practicing Naam Japna and Seva.

I wish we could build consensus that Khalistan is too divisive of a subject for our current time and space and that there are many great Sikhs who believe it's necessary and many great Sikhs who don't believe it's necessary.

Let's just take a 20 year moratorium on the Khalistan issue. This is a short time in terms of nation building. Meanwhile we can work towards the upliftment of the panth and the world in ways that we agree upon. This will give a whole new generation the freedom to decide for themselves how they see Khalistan in the context of us working together. They can then decide one of three things: 1. That we've done such a great job working together it's time to found Khalistan. 2. We've done such a great job working together we don't need Khalistan. or 3. We did such a bad job of working together over the last 20 years we need another moratorium until we can learn to work together."

So what does the sangat think? Should we start a movement? A real movement toward unity. Not these fake attempts at 'ekta' where people pretend to be tolerant until you're close enough for them to push their agenda on you. Not a movement towards conformity, but a movement towards unity. If we can honor all the different opinions of the Sikhs in the world, I'm sure we'll be on our way to honoring the opinions of all people in the world. We are part of this earth we can create peace and unity. It starts at home.

Raj Karega Khalsa!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

This must all be covered in snow by now

Some more pictures from when I hiked wheeler's peak in October. There's usually snow by then as well, but by now it's got to be covered.
I'm just picturing WHITE all over the place. I'm looking at each picture and imagining what it would look like covered in snow.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More Animals

We thought something might happen here, like on tv. That gator was watching the monkeys pretty closely. I don't know if it's a gator or crocodile, or if those are monkeys or another primate...

Again, check my Flickr account for more pictures of these cool animals.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lion Country Safari

Another thing we did when we were in Florida was a visit to a place called "Lion Country Safari." Unlike a zoo, you drive through the habitats of the animals. They come right up to the car, but you're not allowed to roll down your window, so all my pictures come from through a window.
There was only one male lion and he was pretty far away, so I couldn't get any good pictures of him.
There were a few female lions.

Check my Flickr account for more pictures of these cool animals.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Kirtan Program

I have so many pictures to upload and share, so it's taking me time to put them all up. Here are some pictures from a kirtan program we went to in Florida. It was a really nice evening.
There were a lot of adorable kids at the program.
This adorable brother and sister duo are ready to play anytime.
Sarvjeet Singh Ji and his adorable daughter.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everybody is having a happy Thanksgiving! I enjoyed a nice big meal with my family and I'm really enjoying having time off from work and time to just sit back and relax. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

We also visited the ocean

When we were in Florida we went to the ocean to see the sun rise.