Culture? What Culture?

The I-5 freeway that runs between Los Angeles and San Francisco is a long, straight stretch of road. The landscape is bordered to the west by barren mountains whose brown, deceptively smooth folds, like loose skin, belie a rugged terrain.

For almost half the length of this 500-odd mile road, as far as the eye can see to the east, are constant green splashes of farming






Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a man. Compassion and living kindness are the hallmarks of achievement and happiness.

The 14th Dalai Lama