The Goddess And The Tree Stump


There once was a Goddess who preferred to talk to fully grown trees rather than people. While searching for a splendiferous tree, she instead encountered a gnarled tree stump–a whole forest of them, actually. The Goddess, named Marsha, was quite young. She was one-hundred-and sixty-two years old, which, in Goddess terms, is merely a teenager.Continue reading “The Goddess And The Tree Stump”

What Is Your Desire?


Pencils on their own are dumb creatures. Put them in the hands of children, and they are apt to draw Moms and Dads, third-grade teachers, tulips, and dragons. Pencils in the hands of adults are apt to write brilliant plays or novels. The work of Robert Ludlam and Lee Child comes to mind. In adultContinue reading “What Is Your Desire?”

The Next Step


The next step isn’t always clear. What an understatement. Motivated people always know where they are going, the voice in my head tells me. Nope. Wrong. Turns out we all must live with uncertainty. Talking to others more than I have in the past has served to underline this truth of daily existence. Uncertainty isContinue reading “The Next Step”

Tips for Staying Sane Now and Forever


Is the car running away from something? Is it running towards something? Or is it just some dumb kid with a lead foot accelerating off of a dirt shoulder? If you picked option three, you get an all expenses paid free night at a Comfort Inn in Sawdust, Idaho. Here’s a more detailed description ofContinue reading “Tips for Staying Sane Now and Forever”

Jet Propelled


I downloaded this image randomly because I had no idea what to write about. Let’s see if we can have some fun with wordplay. Airplanes have always interested me. They still do, as long as I don’t have to ride in coach. I used to make model planes as a kid. I only made theContinue reading “Jet Propelled”

Where Does Peace Begin?


I am constantly amazed that people wander around all day staring into their smart phones, as if these devices somehow magically fulfill all of their needs except possibly eating and procreating. Before we continue, let me assure you of a few things, gentle reader. Despite a lack of addiction to my iPhone, I am fairlyContinue reading “Where Does Peace Begin?”

Grain Burgers and the Door to the Infinite


I had everything a thirty something American male could wish for: the perfect job in a field I enjoyed; a great boss; a townhouse bachelor pad; girlfriends, a few pals to hang out with; a sports car and club memberships. I had scrupulously followed the prescribed formulas for success. I had cobbled together many of the accoutrements of an ideal life.

Yet I felt restless and unfulfilled.

What Now?


I’m losing my shit with cabin fever and the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus. I call out to God, “What do I do now?” “God answers, “Go to Ace Hardware with your wife. They have Clorox Wipes in stock.” This isn’t the answer I expected to my existential question. It is, however, the general trendContinue reading “What Now?”

Becoming a Human Light Bulb


Light bulbs, by definition, radiate light. I’m told that we humans are essentially comprised of light. So, it follows that I (we) are radiating light all of the time. The truth is closer to this: I (we) constantly radiate something, but it isn’t necessarily light. What we radiate depends upon the inner reality that IContinue reading “Becoming a Human Light Bulb”

The Fine Line Between Success and That Other Thing


Do what you love. Believe in yourself and what you do.