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...to part a curtain....
Saturday, December 20, 2008      6 comments

My continuing passion is to part a curtain, that invisible veil of indifference that falls between us and that blinds us to each other's presence, each other's wonder, each other's human plight. -- Eudora Welty, 1909-2001 (Pulitzer Prize wi... Read more
Time OUT, Move IN
Friday, December 19, 2008      5 comments

I've finished the sweater season, adding several thousand miles to the 2001 long bed cargo van that has served me so well since I bought it new at the end of 2000. It has 150,000 miles on it, and I only used it each year for the approximate fou... Read more
Selfless vs. Selfish
Wednesday, December 10, 2008      4 comments

After 11 years with the project, I finished the last leg of the last shows trip for www.SweatersOverTheRainb
ow.com on December 9. During this period between the first of October and mid-December, I traveled serially with two... Read more
There is no going back
Friday, December 05, 2008      1 comments

No, no, there is no going back. Less and less you are that possibility you were. More and more you have become those lives and deaths that have belonged to you. You have become a sort of grave containing much that was and is no m... Read more
The Iroquois Thanksgiving Address
Thursday, November 20, 2008      1 comments

"Ohenton Kariwahtekwen" Greetings to the Natural World The People Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. S... Read more
The 2004 "God Factor" Interview with Barack Obama
Saturday, November 15, 2008      1 comments

Editor's Note: On Saturday, March 27, 2004, when I was the religion reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, I met State Sen. Barack Obama at Café Baci, a small coffee joint in Chicago, to interview him exclusively about his spirituality. Our conver... Read more
YES WE DID, by Marianne Williamson
Friday, November 14, 2008      1 comments

YES WE DID By Marianne Williamson America has had a non-violent revolution. As long as there are historians writing about the United States, this moment of fundamental re-alignment of our national purpose will be remembered, pored-ov... Read more
Interpretive version of Matthew 6:6
Thursday, November 13, 2008      1 comments

Lay Yourself Open When you want to lay yourself open for the divine, like a snare that is hollowed out to its depth, like a canopy that projects a shadow from the divine heat and light into your soul, then go into your inner place... Read more
Open Letter to Barack Obama
Saturday, November 08, 2008      4 comments

Greetings all! Doin' a show with 9:00am-10:00pm hours! Stopping by long enough to express gratitude for the vision of Alice Walker and share her Open Letter: An Open Letter to Barack Obama Nov. 5, 2008 Dear Brother Obama, ... Read more
Bless those who curse you
Friday, October 24, 2008      4 comments

This scripture from the Bible has always echoed in my consciousness as a finger pointing toward the kind of love that marks a purifed consciousness. We begin within, each of us, with this immense practice. If it expands to nations, we ma... Read more
Accept Love
Monday, October 20, 2008      2 comments

This is why there are poets: Logos Why wonder about the loaves and the fishes? If you say the right words, the wine expands. If you say them with love and the felt ferocity of that love and the felt necessity of that love, t... Read more
First and Foremost is Meditation
Sunday, October 19, 2008      2 comments

How many teachers, in how many ways, how many times...have to tell me this, said so precisely on this particular occasion by one of my key teachers: "If you are determined to stick to what is really important in life, then from day to day y... Read more
Freedom from Compulsive Behavior
Thursday, October 16, 2008      1 comments

As usual, Sri Easwaran says it so well: "Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires." -– Lao Tzu "Detachment from likes and dislikes, habits and opinions, is not a sign of weakness. It is ... Read more
Sister Moon, My Witness
Wednesday, October 15, 2008      3 comments

I sit in deep reflection tonight...I have just returned from walking in the moon's light. It's beauty immersed me in my sadness and disappointment in myself. I spoke to Sister Moon; I begged and beseeched her to intercede with the goddess to g... Read more
Zeitgeist: the crisis of our social institutions
Sunday, October 12, 2008      1 comments

"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted in a profoundly sick society." --Krisnamurti This is in stark contrast to my prior blog entry. Though difficult, this information is so important and extremely radical, but it needs to be co... Read more

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