please join me.

Welcome to my quiet place amid the noise.

dear reader,

Were you looking for me?

I’m Avi. Teacher. Writer. Poet.

May you walk by the streams of peace.

A book is like an imaginary friend who lives in the real world.

02. Those who do, teach

I’m a teacher, a creative teacher who believes strongly that teaching does not absolve us of the need to live a life of helping others, showing them the pathway we have taken to understanding and knowledge, such as it is.

Words are magic. When you share them, the world dreams with you.

04. Cross borders

Writing has been the most wonderful experience, something I have spent my adult life sharing with young people as a way to express and discover a new life. I also try to breathe new meaning into ancient texts, from pieces of the Pali Canon and the Sanskrit Sutras to Japanese poetry and scripture, along with creative translations of Jewish and Christian work from millennia ago.

We are simply reflections of life, not separate from the rest of the world. Perhaps it’s time to start living like we haven’t forgotten how to be human.


We are both human and that, dear reader, is a sacred thing. If there is anything I can do to help you, please reach out right now. I may not be able to but I will listen. Whether it’s collaboration you seek or just ears and a voice, there is nothing to be lost.



Ownership is an illusion but it’s a useful illusion. What I have written here is mostly my own – what I’ve borrowed, I tell you clearly where it comes from. I only ask that you do the same. You are welcome to share anything you find here, writing or music, views or even pictures. If you’re not sure if you’re being honest about it, I invite you to ask. Plagiarism is never a welcome thing. As long as you credit me, you’re welcome to share my work with your classes, your friends and your communities. If you would like any of this for other purposes or for something not non-profit, send me a message and we can talk about it.