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Traveling to a New America – Fresno, California

Tweet Traveling to a New America – Fresno, California ___________________________________ Last week, my wife Elizabeth and I were in Fresno, California, promoting my books and talking to people about their feelings about America.  For lunch, we stopped at a really lovely cafe and bakery, called Tree of Life, where we had delicious, cold Gazpacho soup [...]

Buckminster Fuller, Visionary – Bring Out Your Own Unique Power and Self.

Tweet Buckminster Fuller, American architect, author, designer, and inventor, was the popularizer of “Spaceship Earth” and the “geodesic dome”. Interestingly, he was a grand nephew of the American Transcendentalist, Margaret Fuller, one of the most amazing women of the early American Renaissance, and a close friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson. As a young man, Fuller [...]

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 [...]

Be A Dream

Tweet Be a dream. Be the unfolding of Transformation. Light from dark, Joy from dead-end Black holes of No light. Wherever you are, Wherever you go, Poles switch from South to north, Laughter bursts Into eruptions of Overcoming, Vision, Eternity, Stars, Suns, Reflections of Yourself. ___________ This year and next, James Hilgendorf is traveling to [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Napa, California

Tweet Traveling to New America.  People Along the Way.  Napa, California. Linda, and her husband David, who has been a grape grower and winemaker for 37 years. _______________________ Linda, what’s your take on America at this time? “I feel it’s a hopeful thing now that so many more people recognize the need to take back [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Karen, in Fort Bragg, Ca.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Karen.  Ft. Bragg, California
_________________________________ Karen, what’s your take on America at this time? “It’s pretty crazy.  I wish there was a lot more peace and happiness.  The news is very depressing when I watch it, so I pretty much deal with my work, my [...]

An Unconquerable Spirit

Tweet Life is not what you were brought up to imagine. Life is an incredible journey, meant, at each turn of the road, to encourage in you the makings of a star. Each one of us has this potential.  Life has no favorites, though it seems to our blind eyes that fortune favors only a [...]

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

Tweet Fremont, California.  This is not the old white America of trim lawns and white-washed picket fences.  White America numbers only about a third of the population here.  Half of the population of this city of around 230,000, just north of San Jose, is Asian by roots – Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Pakistani, Japanese, [...]

Traveling to a New America – Sonoma, California

Tweet Today I was in the city of Sonoma, California.  It’s a beautiful town, with a broad, beautiful central plaza that draws a lot of tourists.  This is wine country, and the country around is lovely, with rolling hills of vineyards. I met Fehlandt in the town square.  He’s 39, a resident here. He’s a [...]

America is One Person

Tweet America is one person. America is not the crowd.  America is not a hundred million people. America has never been more than one person. That person can rule the universe, and send shockwaves of change across the plains and mountains and seashores, and loose mega-nuclear explosions of light and understanding reverberating through the bones [...]