If we don’t look, we won’t see

August 29, 2014
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone. ~Rainier Maria Rilke We know a lot, it's true, but we don't know everything. Even though we act like we...

Pray that peace take root in our troubled world

August 12, 2014
Pray for Peace I must interrupt regularly scheduled programming because the world has gone mad once again and terrorists of all flavors are running rampant, many in the...

Buddha says “Tilt your head back and laugh at the sky...

August 11, 2014
The Buddha sits in our back garden, presiding over the hummingbirds, butterflies, lizards and yes, even little Riley. Buddha means awakened one or enlightened one....

Who will be left to speak for you?

May 1, 2014
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist...Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a...

Sights, sounds, Sedona

April 12, 2014
Oh, God and I do mean God, because who else could have created such incredible beauty?  Tectonic shifts and erosion and ferrous oxide, yes, I know, but all that had to...

Non-violence and the brotherhood of man

March 6, 2014
All humans are one family.  All people are my children. - Ashoka the Great, emperor during the Maurya Dynasty in India After a terrible battle during which horrific...

Three lies we tell ourselves

February 27, 2014
Crazy and insidious, that's what they are, those lies we tell ourselves. The things that get in the way of living fully and joyously. 1. I'm not good enough.  What's...

All things must pass

February 16, 2014
  All created things must pass. Strive on, diligently.  ~the Buddha's final words Once we get older than 50 or so, people we know (or know of) start dying in...

Meaningfulness: of friends and days

January 13, 2014
Old friends pass away, new friends appear.  It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful...

India: Defining karma + feeding cows

December 16, 2013
Karma is often described as destiny.  But that's not what it is. It's a Sanskrit word for "act, action or word." Karma is a cosmic law that teaches that each of our...

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