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Hope is High for America

Tweet America is in a quagmire.   The land around is shaking and sinking.  Vision is being dragged down into dark, dense, black holes. Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light – an America desecrated, besmirched by its so-called leaders, by specters of darkness and division, and dreams of an all-white Republic. This [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Trump, The Stock Market, Tax Reform & The American Dream

Tweet Our country has reached the apogee of the American Dream. The stock market is roaring, new heights almost weekly.  Tax reform has sent trillions of dollars to the most affluent of our citizens.  Daily, President Donald Trump is releasing all controls on the dammed up flood of investment and money flowing to new oil [...]

An American Dream, Come Finally to Fruition

Tweet With the passage of the Republican Tax Bill, we are finally brought face to face with the flowering of a vision of life here in America that had been pushing toward the light from a long time ago. It is a dream that has nothing to do with Liberty Bells, or the Statue of [...]

America Reborn

Tweet The old dreams of America are dying. These were white-washed fences, and movies where you never saw anyone with a different looking face.  Flags waving in the wind, sweetness everywhere, good guys and bad guys, America forever, blessed by God on high, and dreams of onward and upward, forever and ever. Our dreams have [...]

Traveling to a New America – Sebastopol, CA

Tweet Last night, I presented a reading from one of my books, “A New Myth for America”, at Coffee Catz in Sebastopol, California, as part of “Traveling to a New America“. This year and next, I’m traveling to towns and cities all across America, meeting people, giving talks and readings, and holding discussions about 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 [...]

Three Books That Can Change Your Life

Tweet Three books – “A New Myth for America”, “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective”, “Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age” – three of ten books by James Hilgendorf – are books that can open up dramatic new perspectives on your life, and on the transformation that even now is beginning to reshape the [...]