November Golf

“Don’t be in such a hurry. That little white ball isn’t going to run away from you.” — Patty Berg Calm, composure, collectedness, and cool are a few of the ingredients of a correct golf shot. Posture, positioning, preparation, and practice are some flavors that help in hitting a perfect one.  Focusing on these elementsContinue reading “November Golf”

Botanical Stanza

Although Hudson Valley has its own reputation in terms of its scenery and landscape, the colors of October are uniquely magical and mesmerizing. With green trees turning red, pink, maroon, yellow, and off-white, the valley resembles an Indian bride. Where the river, lakes, and the sky add blue to the scene. Black curvy country roads,Continue reading “Botanical Stanza”

Transformation

“There is nothing more powerful than a changed mind.” Les Brown  September is in its last chapter. The sky is blue. The sun is shining. A pleasant breeze is flapping the tree leaves and daisies are still smiling. Tall trees are swaying in slow motion and the river is continuously flowing. Grass is green andContinue reading “Transformation”

Noisy Fellow

“Saying nothing sometimes says the most.” Emily Dickinson Look around you, everyone is talking, either face to face or on the phone. You go to any restaurant and it will be noisy. In trains, buses, offices, streets, people are buzzing. Most of this talk is useless and a waste of time. Mostly gossiping, bragging, exaggerating,Continue reading “Noisy Fellow”

How Old Are You

“My place is the Placeless; my trace is the Traceless: This is neither body nor soul, for I belong to the soul of the Beloved. I have put duality away, I have seen that the two worlds are one: One I seek, one I know, one I see, one I call.” — Rumi The JamesContinue reading “How Old Are You”

Golf in Empire State

“Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and fresh air.” Jack Benny The blue sky, dense and leafy trees, lush green grass, the breathtaking duet of the perennial and yarrow, and the recurring appearance of the purple admiral make walking on the fairways equal to aContinue reading “Golf in Empire State”

Dialect of Golf

“Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.” Khalil Gibran While I was in Istanbul, I went to play golf at Kemer Golf & Country Club. It was not a short drive from my hotel at Bosphorus, but the trip was worthwhile. I felt reassured seeing that they had SIMContinue reading “Dialect of Golf”

An Incomplete Birdie

A passion, an obsession, a romance, a nice acquaintanceship with trees, sand and water” Bob Ryan Some thoughts in our minds come from far beyond our horizons and some grow inside our minds. Our deeds sometimes reap feelings of pride and at others, shame. We sow some seeds of good and sometimes we nourish evil.Continue reading “An Incomplete Birdie”

Naked Roots

“Whoever has seen a river doesn’t resent giving water to the thirsty.” Rumi A cool breeze dancing through the tall trees tries to win over the peeping sunlight in this dense forest. The River under these trees runs determined and confident. The strong rocks and pebbles are irrelevant to the flow of the water. TheyContinue reading “Naked Roots”

The Masters

“The very center of your heart is where life begins. The most beautiful place on the earth.” Rumi While New York is known for Manhattan and its skyscrapers, the state has much more to offer than that. Most of us usually don’t get a chance to see the rest of the state. Golfers, however, tendContinue reading “The Masters”