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During the Dark Hours

Tweet DURING THE DARK HOURS Flowers have bloomed During the night. A lovely bouquet this Morning, though the Night before, blooms Were closed, Seemingly dead, Finished growing. Transformation took place During the dark hours. Sometimes we wind our Way up from the depths, There is no light. The hidden sun in our heart Leading the [...]

Thomas Paine & The Age of Reason

Tweet This memorial to Thomas Paine stands in the town of New Rochelle, New York, where Paine lived from 1802 to 1806. Many people are aware of Paine’s contributions, especially his authorship of the inspiring pamphlets, “Common Sense” and “American Crisis”, which led to his being called the “Father of the American Revolution.” Not so [...]

The Heart of a Lion

Tweet Death is the failure to unleash the power of your own life.  Death is the stifling of your voice. Dreams incubate in the inner realm of our mind, crying for expression, one after the other, seeking a tongue, seeking to paint the universe beyond in the colors and drama of our own mind. Life [...]

Traveling to a New America – Arts & the World of Napa

Tweet Yesterday, I spent two hours giving a talk and doing readings from one of my books, then holding an open  discussion with the wonderful members of the Arts Association of Napa Valley. Part of the conversation centered around the mood of divisiveness we are experiencing in America at this time.  These were some of [...]

Hubert Harrison

Tweet Chances are you have never heard of someone named Hubert Harrison.  Until this past few months, I know I never had. I’d like to introduce you to a truly remarkable person in our own American history. I came across him in a strange way.  Somehow I clicked onto a page on Google that was [...]

“Mother” Jones – Battler for the Dream

Tweet Today, young people probably have never heard of a woman named Mary Harris Jones. She was famous, or infamous if you will, in her day, all across America as a labor and community organizer.  She lived 93 years, from her birth in County Cork, Ireland in 1937, to her death in Maryland in 1930. [...]

The Realm of the Heart

Tweet A new world is birthing. At present, this new civilization exists only in the hearts of men and women.  But from the hearts of men and women will eventually arise new, unsurpassed structures of life. The realm of the heart will take the place of everything.  Not economics, not politics leading the way, but [...]

All It Takes Is One Person

Tweet To the youth of America: All it takes is one person. The nature of reality is such that your determination can send tremors into the farthest regions of the universe. It is your universe, to create as you please.  Never mind what anyone has told you up to this point.  The world is your [...]

Here & Now; Now & Forever

Tweet Religion comes down to our behavior as a human being. All the talk of God is garbage if a man or a woman displays the dark side of human motives and interaction. Compassion is at the core.  It is a matter of enlarging the scope of who we are, of our own core identity, [...]

Trump, The Stock Market, Tax Reform & The American Dream

Tweet Our country has reached the apogee of the American Dream. The stock market is roaring, new heights almost weekly.  Tax reform has sent trillions of dollars to the most affluent of our citizens.  Daily, President Donald Trump is releasing all controls on the dammed up flood of investment and money flowing to new oil [...]