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March 2017

Our Christian Nation & The Bomb

Tweet Last week, the United States, with United Nations Ambassador Nikki R. Haley leading the way, boycotted talks at the global organization for a treaty that would ban nuclear weapons. Once again, we have aligned ourselves with the Bomb. Near the beginning of the American Civil War, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote her famous book, “Uncle [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – East Oakland, Ca.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Brayan.  East Oakland, California ______________________________ Brayan, what’s your take on America at this time? “There’s a lot of controversy between the rich and the middle class and the poor.  There’s a lot of confusion.  I’m not really certain about how I feel about America [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Vacaville, Ca.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Stefan.  Vacaville, California ____________________________ Stefan, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think that America has lost its way, has lost its soul.  In a lot of ways, I’m starting to feel like maybe this experiment was a mistake from the beginning.  [...]

Republicans, Trump, and others “Left Behind”

Tweet Evangelicals proudly point to the series of “Left Behind” books, which former televangelist Jerry Falwell called “In terms of its impact on Christianity, it’s probably greater than that of any other book in modern times, outside the Bible.” The war in these books is between the Tribulation Force, the good guys marching towards the [...]

Hamilton & the Revolutionary War. Now a New Revolution. A New America.

Tweet With the advent and prominence of the musical production “Hamilton”, much of our earlier American history is once again being brought to the fore. The Revolutionary War was a battle for Independence, for a liberation from old structures, old ideas, fresh air.  Though the underlying motives of the War were political or economic, still, [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Mike, and son Ren.  Piedmont Avenue neighborhood, Oakland, Ca. Mike, what’s your take on America at this time? “I feel like the older I get, the less I know.  I knew everything at about age 15, I knew even more at 22, and then [...]

Traveling to a New America – Talk in Berkeley

Tweet James Hilgendorf, author of  “A New Myth for America” and “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective”, presented a talk this week at the Berkeley, California Chapter of the International Association for Near Death Studies, titled “Waking Up To Who You Really Are.” Covering a wide range of topics, and drawing on the work of [...]

Below the Surface – Transforming the Self

Tweet How deep does the pain go? To change, to overcome, to transform ourselves – this is the great challenge. Stuck in patterns of life that have endured, not only from the day we were born, but from primordial times, and even beyond – ways of looking at the sun and moon, at others, at [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Nevada City, Ca.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Kimmy.  Nevada City, California. _____________________________ Kimmy, what’s Nevada City like for you? “Nevada City is like heaven on Earth.  There’s just so much movement, so much dance, so much play, this loving energy.  People are so joyful and sweet, and the nature is so [...]