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June 2014

Our Dreams Are in Our Hands

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 […]

Gandhi, King, Ikeda Exhibit Video

The Gandhi, King, Ikeda Exhibit is a traveling exhibit highlighting the peace-building efforts of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Daisaku Ikeda, President of the Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist lay organization with 12,000,000 members in 192 countries and territories around the world.  The exhibit was initiated by Lawrence Carter, religion professor and Dean […]

Never Relinquish the Dream

Never give up on the dream.  Dreams are the boat of passage to a greater self and a greater world. Fulfillment of the dream, in the deepest sense, never comes without a deep inner change and revelation.  A deepening of faith is required.  To receive the dream, handed to you on a platter, without effort, […]

Iraq: Plunge into Chaos

So now Iraq, after all of our efforts and time and money and lives spent to cast a new nation, begins its rapid decline into chaos. It could eventually do no other.  No government on this earth can change unless the people change.  No shifting of positions or parties can remedy the root cause of […]

America, the World, and a New Age of Discovery

The Age of Discovery was that period of explosive global exploration that began in the 15th century with new ocean routes to the East, and the opening up of the Americas with Columbus’s voyage to America.  This was the period of the Renaissance also, and its infusion of new energy and flowering of art and […]

Am I Choreographed?

Putting on my socks.  Am I choreographed? Hardly.  I can pick black or blue.  Ones with the holes, or not.  I can time the pace of drawing on the cloth pieces over my toes. The heavens do not care.  They sit back and yawn, waiting for me to do something really great or earthshaking.  Then […]

A Book for Youth of All Ages: Challenging Yourself & Your Dreams

“Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age” is a new book calling upon youth to challenge themselves and thereby change the world.  But it is not written just for young people, but rather for anyone who still cherishes a youthful spirit, continuing to believe in themselves and their dreams. A compendium of short, insightful writings […]

Books of James Hilgendorf now on Apple iBooks

The books of author James Hilgendorf are now available on Apple iBooks. Hilgendorf’s writings are opening up new visions of America, of what America can be, and of the as-yet unfulfilled Dream of America. This Dream is not what usually passes for the commonly accepted American Dream – job opportunities, business opportunities, a family house […]