Wednesday, November 28, 2007


There is a little Buddha in Here You Are, and a little Buddhism, too. Right where all the other religions also hide in plain view, between the lines. On Here You Are is tagged as a Buddhist children's book. There are about 200 others. The best way to find it, is to enter Mayke Briggs, or Here You Are Briggs.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Here For Waiting

I came across the statement “We are here for waiting” today, made by a four year-old little girl in the Seattle Children’s Hospital, as posted earlier here on this blog. She was waiting to get her health back, and for her Dad to return home from a long absence. Both events were going to be far off in the future. Sometimes, what we are waiting for never comes about, yet, if we learn the lesson that can be learned from waiting itself, if we can even learn to wait infinitely, we will discover what we were really looking for all along - the present.

A sunrise, or being stuck in traffic, become the same. We are finally here, and just being here is the magic trick of uniting with the whole Universe and Eternity. Here is Home.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Praise on the Internet

September 11, 2007 - Article by Author Shel Israel
on his Blog "Global Neighbourhoods"

Here You Are, a children's book by Mayke Beckmann Briggs.

Why is this day particularly appropriate to post this? Because today is a good day to salute the beauty of life and of what is in a child's heart.

Scoble had a moving post today about how this was the first 9/11 he remembered, probably because he has a son due to be born tomorrow. Until I read it, I had forgotten the sorrowful anniversary. I had had a particularly tough day.

By coincidence, the very next thing I did was to open up a recently received Here You Are children's book my talented and passionate friend Mayke Beckmann Briggs. Mayke, a mother of five kids is both the author and illustrator and both the illustrations and text are works of authentic beauty.

Here you are, asks questions that every child and most adults ponder--often without finding a suitable answer. Mayke gives a true and touching answer.

Yes, I want you to buy her book. Buy one for each of the kids in your life, I don't care what age they are. The book will work. Buy an extra for yourself as well. I'll stake whatever reputation chits I have with you that you will not regret your decision.

( Shel writes about high tech subjects and people in the Computer Industry. )