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?”

Is there a Silver Lining to Corona?


Can there be an upside to something as horrible as the Coronavirus? Well, maybe. While I (we) can’t ignore the tragedies and hardships CV has visited upon so many of us, I think it helps to realize there have also been benefits that will accrue to everyone who makes it through these troubling times. WeContinue reading “Is there a Silver Lining to Corona?”

Towards an Unshakable Foundation of Peace


What you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

Serenity


To experience serenity, I think of the word “see.” To feel serene, I remember that a wise person sees the big picture. From this heightened perspective, I am free from the tension and anxiety that too often pushes its way into my awareness to eclipse the spontaneous joy my soul wants to feel. I thinkContinue reading “Serenity”

This Single Moment


I don’t know anything anymore I don’t know up from down Or east from west Or happiness from sadness I don’t know anything It’s becoming one big ball One vast, amorphous something In the midst of this single moment I can’t turn away from my insignificance Or ignore my greatness In this single moment Just holdContinue reading “This Single Moment”

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?”

Why Things Are This Way


A Simple Reflection On Our Situation Some people are saying this is “the end of days” as prophesied in the bible. I don’t believe it, but I have a great big question. Why is the good work of so many good people NOT creating a better world? There are millions upon millions of courageous, charitable,Continue reading “Why Things Are This Way”

Where Is My Playground?


Where is my playground now? I want to romp in sunlit fields. Like I did when I was younger. But there are no open fields now like there were then. Now there is more uncertainty than ever before. They say we need faith and hope, but we need more than that. We need a tangibleContinue reading “Where Is My Playground?”

I wonder


If we removed anxiety and fear from our individual and collective psyche, what would remain? Would it be deafening silence? Would it be peace? Would it be clarity? Would it be joy? Would it be all of the above? I wonder. In these troubling times, try to look up and not down. You are stillContinue reading “I wonder”

An Impossible Dream?


This is not fun. Of course, life is not all about having fun, but there has to be more fun than this. I’m not referring only to the virus outbreak. I heard Sean Connery saying, while surrounded by his children and grandchildren, that his “third act” (or eighth decade of life) was “Shite.” His statementContinue reading “An Impossible Dream?”