Serving life

May 18, 2014
Serving Life. It's the name of a moving documentary about a hospice program at Angola State Prison in Louisiana.  The program was the brainchild of the prison warden,...

Will libraries as we know them one day disappear?

April 25, 2014
I like to think that I'm okay with change. But when I see beautiful libraries full of books, I can't even imagine the idea that they might one day disappear.  I can't...

A father’s journey through autism

April 5, 2014
Sometimes, if you're open to it and lucky enough, you get to meet some exceptional human beings. Patrick Schoch is one of them. For those of you who believe there...

Jeff Brown on others’ baggage

March 30, 2014
These look pretty, don't they? But what if they weigh a ton? Without the ability to roll, they'd be a bitch to carry. What if they're not yours to carry?And what all...

Breathing in the Beats at City Lights

March 20, 2014
City Lights may well have the richest literary heritage of any independent bookstore in the United States. Inhale, and breathe in the history of Beat literature. City...

Love as a spiritual practice

March 13, 2014
Today I feel like quoting Jeff Brown, my favorite writer on matters of the heart and soul. Because really, they impact our lives so deeply. Love is a great adventure...

Strong is the new skinny

March 3, 2014
"I play basketball," a trainer in the gym told me.  "I ran cross country in middle school, but now, I play basketball." "They run cross country in MIDDLE school?" I...

Turning the page, saying goodbye

February 28, 2014
It was the late 1980s, before Starbucks, and before Borders and Barnes and Noble. A girlfriend and I spent quite a bit of time in Capitola and I became acquainted with...

The height of pleasure: a bookgasm

February 23, 2014
Isn't a book group actually a party? That's what I think, anyway.  The truth is I'd much rather read a book than attend a party. By a long shot. And I've always been...

Loving it forward–and every which way

February 15, 2014
Sometimes we forget how far we have traveled while we are looking ahead to the next steps. Good to lie down and remember what it took to get this far, all those karmic...

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