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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 – The Arts & A Truly Great America

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Ruth.  Artist.  Berkeley, California. _________________ Ruth, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think there are really a large number of people who are trying to do good.  I live in a bubble.  I live in Berkeley, so I know a lot [...]

Traveling to a New America – Healthcare, Scandinavia vs. U.S. Corporate Greed

Tweet Traveling to a New America Berkeley, Ca. Lila.  A therapist, working with adolescents in drug treatment. She would like to see economic and social policies like those in Scandinavian countries put in place in the United States. ___________________________________ “I think it is one of the only solutions that really will be effective in terms [...]

Buddhism in America Titles Available on Amazon.in India

Tweet The books of author James Hilgendorf, which include books on Buddhism and Buddhism in America, are now available in India on Amazon.in. Hilgendorf is the author of ten non-fiction books that are opening the way to a new vision of life, a new dream of America, and a new religion for the world. This [...]

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

Tweet I was in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, California today.  Temescal is a very diverse neighborhood, with people of different racial and economic backgrounds living side-by-side. I met a lovely young woman named Alana here. Alana, what’s your take on America at this time? “It’s been a private and personal adjustment for me right [...]

Something That Never Changes/Life & Death In America

Tweet Life and Death are the great mysteries. Why do trees lose their leaves?  Why does the day wane?  Why do we move inexorably from birth to death? Even the great suns, the stars vast in breadth of light-years, cannot escape their own demise. Where does it come from, and why? Some would not even [...]

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

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Maya John, age 18, Rockridge, California. _______________ Maya, what’s your take on America right now? “I think we’ve had a lot of change from technology, we had a black president for two terms, a lot of immigration, but still there’s a lot of inequality [...]

Emerson, Trump, & Hearts of Steel

Tweet Ralph Waldo Emerson, living in the time of the American Renaissance in the early 1800′s, wrote: “Good-nature is plentiful, but we want justice with a heart of steel, to fight down the proud.” He was encouraging people to stand up and fight injustice wherever they found it, and to unflinching oppose the arrogance of [...]

Hope. And A New Dream.

Tweet With the sudden ascendancy of Donald Trump and his allies to power, a shroud of darkness and uncertainty has descended upon many citizens of America. People of all stripes would like to believe something good might emerge out of this election, but their reservoirs of hope have dwindled mightily.  We are in a new [...]

Traveling to a New America – Pleasant Hill, California/People Along the Way

Tweet Yesterday I was in Pleasant Hill, California, talking to people, and I met a young woman named Teri. Teri, what’s your take on America right now? “I see people being kinder to each other, demonstrating kindness towards people who maybe have been marginalized in this whole election, and I’ve also seen people who voted [...]