Dreams & Reality/Traveling to a New America

Port Costa, California, Theatre of DreamsPort Costa, California.

A ghost town, population about 200, once a burgeoning wheat shipping port on the Carquinez Strait, north of San Francisco.  Weekends it’s a gathering place for bikers and tourists.

The Old Burlington Hotel


Dreams die, too.

They can grow to an enchanting vividness, flowers in bloom, then in the next instant, go up in smoke.

We awaken.  Harsh, harsh reality.

What is required is a constant, unbending vision of the dream.  Let nothing derail our hopes.

Our mind is a mirror of our universe.  Our very thoughts, our vision, determination, hopes, despairs and doubt lie perfectly mirrored in our world.

People come to us as we stand up alone.  Try leaning on someone else, something else, and all support vanishes.

Life is teaching us all the lessons.

We have within us all powers, all the necessities.  Our dreams are in our hands.  Be bold, never give in.

Dream big.


Traveling to a New AmericaJames Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and author of ten non-fiction books that are opening the way to a new vision of ourselves, a new dream of America, a new religion for the world.  He is currently traveling to towns and cities across America, meeting people and giving talks, under the banner “Traveling to a New America.”

To arrange a talk, contact the author.

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