Discovering Bliss

I don’t know whether to lead with the outcomes from three days and two sleepless nights with amazingly conscious men or the impact of the album I am listening to right now that ranks with Santana’s Caravanserai, The Dark Side of the Moon and Paul Simon’s Graceland, so I will start with the Shantala’s visit to Bellingham.

shantalaOn Sunday evening, after two sleepless nights and a seven hour drive from Manzanita, Oregon, a quick shower and dinner, I walked into the Presence Studio to the mesmerizing sound of Heather and Benjy Wertheimer, the husband and wife partnership called “Shantala“. There were three musicians with them and I wish I could tell you their names, but my memory fails me (as usual). One played a magical flute and the other (Shawn?) coaxed more blissful sounds from a three string guitar than most musicians can get from six strings.

A Caterpillar in Buddha’s Garden

(With thanks to my wife, Donna for the title and the poem)

I awoke this morning feeling fuzzy and low energy and started the day slowly by listening to Krishna Das sing Kirtan. The phone rang, jolting me from my peaceful reverie. It was Ron Roesler reaching out to help me plan and pull together the Second Annual Gathering of the Tribes, an event I am leading that will take place in just over a month. (more…)

Between Trapezes

Danaan Parry, founder of the Earth Stewards Network taught me that to get from one trapeze to another, I first must let go of the trapeze I am hanging onto. This requires a leap of faith. Will the other trapeze be there? Will I go splat on the ground? These are questions that most of us have to face at one time or another in our lives. As I move into semi-retirement, I too am looking for my next trapeze, but this time, I have the luxury of being a bit picky. I am not looking for just any old trapeze, but only those opportunities where I can provide considerable value and bring all (or at least most) of me to the game.

So what do I bring?

Technology Skills

  • Website development using SQL Server, LINQ, C#, jQuery
  • Software architecture
  • Extensive Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Knowledge
  • Strong Project Management Skills
Human Skills

  • Excellent Listening Skills
  • Strong Conflict Resolution Skills
  • High Emotional IQ
  • Deep Self-Awareness

And what kind of trapeze am I looking for?

  • Contract / 1099 (no benefits needed)
  • No Commuting – must be able to work from home or a local office.
  • Part time (2-3 days per week max)

To learn more about me:

To contact me:

Email: bob@rhj4.com Phone: (360) 441-0784