From Lines
to Circles,
from Grey
to Green.


Late? I am on time.

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 9:12pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

I have just learned two new German words.  

Früh and spät. Early and Late. 

In Germay, things go very much according to schedule. These are important words to know! When someone makes an appointment with you for a certain time, they mean that time. In fact, when someone says they will meet you between 8 […]

The Blossoming Mandala of Good Words

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 11:59pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

What is ‘Love’ in German? An Adventure in Mandala Making and German Learning.

Apparently the Lugen Museum castle where I am staying has a bit of a violent history. Reinhart, the artist who has made this his museum and gallery, asked me to create an art piece to imbue the castle with some good and peaceful vibes.

I […]

Love me – a poem

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 3:53pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

Here I am in your moment,

Just as you are here in mine.

The universe has conspired in a symphony,

An orchestra of flow so subtle, so sublime

That our hearts meld as our eyes meet.

The current takes us, sweeping us gently together,

My heart speaks to yours:  Fear not.


Smile, touch, speak the most beautiful words.

Embrace, caress, hold.

Crush the tethers of the past!

Refuse the chains […]

Words are vibrations too.

Posted on March 29, 2009 at 7:29pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

The words that we use come to define the rythm of our lives.

Learning German, I’ve noticed a peculiar phenonmenon.   The words that I know shape my experience.   Apparently there are some political problems going on here at the castle.   Lawyers and people come and go, join us for coffee, and talk to Reihart about them.

However, I don’t […]

Sharing Food, Culture and Soup

Posted on March 28, 2009 at 9:48pm by Russell Maier Comments Off

Its so nice to have a kitchen to cook in.  

Its also so nice to have someone to cook for! 

Yesterday, here at the castle, I shared my famous Canadian Soup with Reinhart.   This is a recipe that my Aunt Jannice shared with me when I was in University in Fredericton. Its also a part of my brother’s official family recipe […]