In 1271, Kublai Khan formally established Yuandadu, now Beijing, as the capital the its new Yuan Dynasty. By 1279, all of China had been besieged by the armies of the Mongol empire. Chinese literati were […]


The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea. If you think you are free, there is no escape possible. Freedom is often the name given to the easy way out, […]


Aspire you to ascend unto heaven, prepare first to descend into hell. Heaven is truth attained; hell, but truth denied. Art is personal, autobiographical. One’s heights may not exceed one’s depths, and vice versa. The […]


The only guarantee you have is that you get what you earn, you get what you deserve. It has been within your power all along to do the work, yet you have failed to do […]


When, day after day, nothing seems to change, but before you know it, everything is different, that is evolution. Inevitably, slowly, evolution just happens. If change is gradual, its increments casual, often unnoticed, resistance is […]