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Theodore Parker: American Visionary

Tweet Although relatively unknown today, Theodore Parker, who lived in the turbulent decades leading up to the Civil War, was an American whose life exerted a tremendous influence upon his own times, and whose thought and actions still reverberate at the very heart of modern day issues. In one speech, Parker used the phrase, “A [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Christmas: A New Name Needed for Ourselves

Tweet Christmas has come once again, the new year soon to follow. A new year….   Ah, dreams of a better world.  Round and round since the beginnings of time. Yet pain and suffering still cry out from this village, that town, this city, that nation around the globe. What is it that keeps us bound [...]

Maybe We Need A New Religion

Tweet Sometime ago, I read a report of a young ten-or-eleven year old boy, who, after being exposed to continuing newspaper and television reports about the fighting going on all over the Middle East, involving Christians, Muslims and Jews, remarked: “Maybe we need a new religion.” Certainly, this week’s Senate election in Alabama highlights the [...]

Traveling to a New America – Petaluma, Ca.

Tweet Last night, Elizabeth and I stopped in Petaluma, California. An open mic evening was being held, open to the community, at the United Methodist Church. There was some really wonderful, thoughtful and original music being presented, and Elizabeth and I had a chance to get acquainted with some wonderful people.  Music and poetry have [...]

ICAN, Nuclear Weapons, & A Christian Nation

Tweet ICAN – the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – was recently awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace. ICAN is a broad, inclusive campaign, focused on mobilizing civil society around the world to support the specific objective of negotiating a global nuclear weapon ban treaty. On July 7th, 2017, many of the world’s [...]

Traveling to a New America – Reno, Nevada

Tweet Elizabeth and I were in Reno, Nevada, this past weekend, promoting my books and talking to people about their feelings about America. It was hot, but beautiful along the Truckee River which flows through the middle of town. “What’s your take on America at this time?” is the question we ask over and over [...]

Health Care Bill – Heart Surgery Needed

Tweet Republicans in the United States Senate have been desperately trying to pass a health care bill that will blatantly throw tens of millions of people out of any kind of health care coverage at all.  The bottom line is they would like to see all of us sink or swim, according to our ability [...]

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

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Corey.  Hayward, California. _________________________________________ Corey, what’s your take on America at this time? “Personally, I think the country is unstable.  There’s not a lot of leadership in terms of right side, left side, Democrats, Republicans.  It’s scary, having two daughters, 21 and 14.  I [...]