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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 [...]

Hubert Harrison

Tweet Chances are you have never heard of someone named Hubert Harrison.  Until this past few months, I know I never had. I’d like to introduce you to a truly remarkable person in our own American history. I came across him in a strange way.  Somehow I clicked onto a page on Google that was [...]

Here & Now; Now & Forever

Tweet Religion comes down to our behavior as a human being. All the talk of God is garbage if a man or a woman displays the dark side of human motives and interaction. Compassion is at the core.  It is a matter of enlarging the scope of who we are, of our own core identity, [...]

Traveling to a New America – Texas, January 2018

Tweet Traveling to a New America, the nationwide journey of hope and renewal, moves to Texas in January, 2018, to the cities of San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. Filmmaker, speaker and author James Hilgendorf will be giving talks to groups and holding discussions with people everywhere – in coffee shops, on the streets, in all [...]

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 [...]

The Withdrawal of Hope.

Tweet North Korea will soon be poised to send atomic bombs to the mainland United States. Our Congress is mulling, over and over, a Republican healthcare bill that would strip healthcare of tens of millions of our own citizens – all without the slightest regard for their welfare, and replace it with nothing, just bare [...]

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 [...]

Youth – This Is Your Task

Tweet Ours is a time of immense disruptions: The world fracturing along cultural, ethnic, racial, and national lines wars seemingly endemic to our species droughts and winds, polar caps melting rising waters, hurricanes, angry heavens another deadly incurable epidemic threatening around the corner falling incomes loss of faith in governments unbelievable poverty the center of [...]

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

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Mike, and son Ren.  Piedmont Avenue neighborhood, Oakland, Ca. Mike, what’s your take on America at this time? “I feel like the older I get, the less I know.  I knew everything at about age 15, I knew even more at 22, and then [...]

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 [...]