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Traveling to a New America – Taos, New Mexico

Tweet Taos, New Mexico. This week, “Traveling to a New America” stopped in Taos, New Mexico, at SOMOS – the Society of the Muse of the Southwest – where I gave a reading from one of my books, “A New Myth for America“, and held a discussion afterwards with a small group from the audience [...]

Who Are We in this Land of America?

Tweet Crazy politics.  A breakdown in courtesies.  Division across the board. America, it would seem, is going to pieces. Where is the light of freedom and liberty and decency we once cast abroad to the nations and peoples of the world? Ah, this is a new world being born. All the old identities are breaking [...]

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

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Stefan.  Vacaville, California ____________________________ Stefan, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think that America has lost its way, has lost its soul.  In a lot of ways, I’m starting to feel like maybe this experiment was a mistake from the beginning.  [...]

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

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Kimmy.  Nevada City, California. _____________________________ Kimmy, what’s Nevada City like for you? “Nevada City is like heaven on Earth.  There’s just so much movement, so much dance, so much play, this loving energy.  People are so joyful and sweet, and the nature is so [...]

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 [...]

The Dawning of a New America

Tweet Today, Donald Trump is sworn in as the next President of the United States.  He has campaigned on the slogan, “Make America Great Again.” The America he, and millions of other Americans, are looking forward to is already buried deep and irrevocably in the past.  It is nowhere to be found.  It was a [...]

America’s Dream & The Lotus Sutra

Tweet In the January, 1844, issue of the Dial magazine, the publication of the New England Transcendentalist Club, there appeared a translation of the “Parable of the Medicinal Herbs” chapter of the Lotus Sutra, the core and heart of all the Buddhist teachings.  The parable stressed the Buddha’s infinite compassion towards all living beings. The [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way, Talking on the Street

Tweet Raymond, age 29.  Artist. ___________________ Raymond, what’s your take on America right now? “My take is that America and the world is really going through a shift – one that’s going to unify a lot of people, but also separate a large group as well, not so much in a negative way, but in [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Charleston, S.C.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way. Chuck, age 55, Charleston, South Carolina _____________ Chuck, what do you think is going on in America right now? “I have more or less a historical perspective, so I know when you look at human activity for the last several millennia, things have always [...]

Civil War

Tweet America has always provoked a Civil War. It is the nature of the ideal: brotherhood, sisterhood, equality, compassion like a river surging through blood-soaked fields. War at each moment, within our very own breasts.  Shall we advance? Staring defeat in the face, to muster courage and go for what has never yet been given [...]