March 2020 – Ascension, Resurrections, Shifts & Transformations – unedited thoughts from my daily meditations

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I’ve missed sharing my thoughts, ideas and experiences.  With well over a year’s worth of thoughts and stories that could have filled far more than four publications, I thought I would highlight the most impressionable ones, those that have caused me to reflect, broaden my vision and challenge my assumptions. These vignettes are in no …

Book Review- March 2020

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 “The truth is, wearing a cross two thousand years ago would be like wearing an electric chair around your neck today.”  From Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us by Shane Claiborne As a supporter of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, I can tell you why, …

Articles – March 2020

This is an article from 2012 that should be published in all local newspapers around the country. It’s a discussion about how our belief in being separate from non-human communities and the environment may have gotten us in the situation that we are facing.  https://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/sunday-review/the-ecology-of-disease.html?fbclid=IwAR3fGTu9c0yuqWnKyClRoKFjOY8pCTh5kN6TN7sZ9qtUb_h0WdzIPkrxkXU

Google the “New Narrative”

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In 2011, Google invited Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, to Silicone Valley to speak with its employees. The management team believed that an afternoon with the Zen master and his mindfulness teachings would halt rising employee disengagement; however, Hanh turned the occasion into one reminiscent of a routine day in Plum Village, including a silent …

The Call to Create – Spring, 2019

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“We are told by those who have studied the processes of nature that creativity happens at the border between chaos and order. Chaos is a prelude to creativity. We need to learn, as every artist needs to learn, to live with chaos and indeed to dance with it as we listen to it and attempt …