Publications

  • Happy Moments

    The park is full of very small children each running and shouting with her little yellow Sun Ray kite. The cloudy day has become a sunny one. It should fly...

  • Do you have a clear space to fly? A bystander walking under your kite could get injured. Very taut lines, especially if made of nonstretch Kevlar or similar fibers, can cut and...

  • Without diminishing the unique magic of a kite in flight, what actually enables it to fly, to remain suspended in the sky, escaping earth’s gravity?

  • Dreams, aspirations, joy of living, love for nature, freedom; this was all a kite meant, a long time ago, maybe fifty or sixty years ago.

    Home-made kites A reed stolen...

  • In Japan, it is only in Nagasaki that one can see the Indian style Patang, known in the Japan as the Hata tako (flag kite), or just Hata, which translates as kite, although...

  • Hundreds of children, some of them homeless street children, flew kites in a Mumbai (Bombay) park recently as a gesture toward peace, harmony, and religious tolerance in India...

  • My research in India focused on the manufacture of Indian-style fighter kites, known as patang, outside of the standard kite flying seasons. Most of the work was conducted in...

  • George A. Peters is a West Indian living in Seattle who has made a satisfying career for himself as carpenter by day, musician by night, and kiteflier over the weekends.

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  • At least from when Archimedes yelled “Eureka, I have found it!” while running down the street naked, baths have played a key role in invention. I for one have...

  • In his new book The Philosopher’s Kite: Essays and Stories (12 Second Press, New York), Tal Streeter roams the kite world and far beyond in his inimitable fashion. Part...