The Isla Vista Tragedy – My Thoughts as a UCSB Alum, American, and Human

You may not have expected to find a post about The Isla Vista mass murder on Cup of Whimsy, where my posts typically express the more beautiful and whimsical aspects of life.  However, I am a Gaucho, UCSB Class of 2007, who lived in Isla Vista for four years.  Isla Vista had its fair share … More The Isla Vista Tragedy – My Thoughts as a UCSB Alum, American, and Human

The Sorcerer

On her 30th birthday, Nimali met a sorcerer.  This was quite unexpected, as she had stopped believing in magic – like many – in childhood, once Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy turned out to be elaborate hoaxes.  And she had discarded her cherished fantasy novels back in high school, when the … More The Sorcerer

The Elegant Web

The universe In its scintillation of stars Threads together webs Of dazzling fates Karmic forces Like the lofty laws of physics Perpetuate and transform The motion of our lives Every Action Has an Equal and Opposite Reaction Every Faction Has an Equal and Opposite Attraction The forces of the universe Manifest in mysterious ways Due rewards … More The Elegant Web