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Mar 25, 2013

Thousands of candles 

can be lighted 

from a single candle, 

and the life of the candle 

will not be shortened. 

The Buddah

The world is a better place for the life of a young man by the name of Jacob Tinkoff.  

If you haven’t heard, it breaks my heart to tell you of this worlds loss of my friend Adam Tinkoff’s son, Jacob.  

No parent should have to endure such tragedy alone.  So now you know, and now together, we mourn.

Jacob, or Jake to his friends,  was a good, kind and sweet young man.  

He was also a  passionately talented musician. He was an accomplished string bassist.

The music you'll hear on this podcast was from a series of youtube videos Adam had posted over the past few yeasr, featuring  Jacob playing bass in his orchestra.

Not long ago, Adam spoke to me about the very real and powerful phenomenon of creating waves of love and joy in the world.  

As humans, we create content, thoughts and beauty...which spread out like ripples in a pond, touching the hearts and souls of other people, who in turn are inspired, or infused with a need to create their own positive waves of love and joy.

The Buddha said “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.”  

These waves of light, love and beauty are generated by a single source, and spread throughout the universe of people in ways that we can hardly understand, but are deeply effected by...and as long as that light shines, as long as that love propagates, the life of the source cannot be shortened.

Jacob Tinkoff is a beautiful soul, who has touched the lives of many people...and today, through this music, his love will touch you and change you in meaningful and subtle waves.

“To Write Love on Her Arms” is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  

Adam and his family asks that in lieu of flowers you make a donation "To Write Love On Her Arms".  

You can find them online at

Please keep Jacob, Adam and the Tinkoff family in your prayers.

The Buddha wrote that:

“All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”