Author Archives: Ron Pavellas

About Ron Pavellas

Expatriate American living in Sweden with wife. Retired from employment in the USA. Currently focused on blog articles, memoirs, and creative writing.

Not men, but mountains and rivers are my teachers

I have just received a facsimile of “The Long Scroll” by Sesshū, considered by some Japanese as the greatest of all their artists. I quote from the Scroll’s introduction and commentary by Reiko Chiba: In considering Sesshu and his work, … Continue reading

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The Water Vendor

Early morning, Saturday July 25, 2020 After brewing and pouring coffee, I sit at the computer station in my home office. I answer a message in my mailbox and review and respond to a few posts and comments from friends … Continue reading

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