Monthly Archives: September 2012

my practice for this one day…

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” (Lao-tzu) My temptation is to look at the destination and then become fixated with the bridgeless impasses. I know the truth of the spiritual teaching, but my practice is … Continue reading

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reflections from the empty nest

Eventually it happens, unless of course it doesn’t.  Eventually, if you keep showing up for life and you are very lucky, you will turn 50 and your nest will empty.  And that is the best-case scenario.  Any number of tragedies … Continue reading

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unseating fanaticism, one post at a time

One fanatic makes a movie, another builds a bomb; one fanatic makes a campaign commercial, another picks up an automatic weapon; one fanatic writes a manifesto, another reads it, believes it, acts upon it.   At any point along the way … Continue reading

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Calling out Van Jones: More Compassion, Less NameTags

Van Jones is a former Obama White House advisor, an environmental activist, and all around great guy. But I’m calling him out for  calling out the DNC who allegedly called God straight out of the platform. If you lost me … Continue reading

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