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September 2014

Barriers Are Here To Make Us Grow

Tweet Today I came across a very tiny yellow flower that had somehow lodged its roots into a slim crack in the sidewalk concrete. What a lovely flower!  Shining, effervescent, a bold venturer where no other flower would go. All alone, yet seeming to care nothing for that fact.  Enough simply to be. There are [...]

Time is Moving By

Tweet Time is moving by And the lights come down. Bedtime in the quiet rooms, The sound of rain and wind Beyond the windows. We should touch each other Moment by moment, Remember each passing Word and motion, Stand in the flow of time And be still forever, while Ages unfold and disappear. Here and [...]

The Most Difficult Thing

Tweet The most difficult thing is to believe in yourself. We are one among billions on the planet, and who are we and why are we here?  Youth sometimes despair, even think of ending it all. The truth is something astounding, even unbelievable. You are the prime point of the entire universe.  Everything revolves around [...]

The Universe is Waiting

Tweet The universe is waiting. There will be no response, until the resolve in one’s heart overcomes the doubt in one’s mind. To become everything, to overcome everything, and still more, to wrack one’s brain and sinew, to have faith beyond anything. It is all within oneself. Dream big, and move the levers of the [...]

Scotland, the Beautiful

Tweet So the vote for Scottish independence goes down to defeat once again. If you have ever visited Scotland, you know the beauty of the country.  You know the history.  You know the people’s yearning for an identity. Some years ago, my wife, brother and I spent a few days in Scotland, starting in Edinburgh, [...]

Suffering Transformed Into Joy

Tweet To know that every wall and every obstacle that you meet is a blessing in disguise is the beginning of real wisdom.  It calls forth the best in our nature. Suffering is to be transformed into joy. Our lives become a story of our own making, we decide the outcome.  You and I are [...]

Opening the Way in America

Tweet Wandering through the small, lonely towns of early America. There was Sherwood Anderson, and his small Ohio towns.  There was Theodore Dreiser, and Sister Carrie, and a vision of life that portrayed eternity in the passing of seemingly insignificant lives.  There was Thomas Wolfe, with his haunting images of America,his hunger for life and [...]


Tweet Youth!  What do you think this life is about?  The show, the glitter, the elbowing for position and glory and fame and money – is that a life? When time passes, and the real meaning of all that you have done and experienced becomes finally manifest, nothing, but nothing, will remain whatsoever but the [...]

Love of a Capricorn and Cancer

Tweet Love is born out of opposites colliding. Look at the universe, with its swirling galaxies of stars, whole nebulae clashing and devouring phalanxes of suns.  It is not a peaceful picture. We advance by facing that which we do not know.  The love that becomes the strongest is the love that grows by circling [...]

Russia: Descent into the Past

Tweet Vladimir Putin has turned Russia on a path into the past, a catastrophe for the Russian people. The world is heading towards a planetary globalization, but at the same time, the forces for disintegration and separation are rampant.  Peoples, cultures, and nations want to pull back and retreat into their own smaller, comfortable world.  [...]