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January 2020

Civil War in America

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 birth […]

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

Fremont, California.  This is not the old white America of trim lawns and white-washed picket fences.  White America numbers only about a third of the population here.  Half of the population of this city of around 230,000, just north of San Jose, is Asian by roots – Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Pakistani, Japanese, Burmese, […]

“Come-Outerism” – A Solution for Today’s Political Division

Abby Kelley Foster is a name most of us are not familiar with today.  She was an extraordinary woman from our American past whom we need to remember. Abby was one of the very great civil rights advocates of the Civil War era, calling for an end to slavery, and for full voting rights for […]

The Multiverse & The Human Heart

The Multiverse is the term being thrown around these days by physicists and astrophysicists and philosophers and what have you – an answer to where the universe we live in has originated – a gigantic hub or spawner of universes like our own, infinite in number, which we cannot observe even with powerful telescopes because […]

Heart of a Lion

Our self contains the power to give expression to the boldest dream ever imagined, yet dreams languish and die because of a lack of tenacity, of sweat and labor and fear and the hurdles of the mind. Who will win? Those with the heart of a lion. __________________________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, […]

Be A Dream

Be a dream. Be the unfolding of Transformation. Light from dark, Joy from dead-end Black holes of No light. Wherever you are, Wherever you go, Poles switch from South to north, Laughter bursts Into eruptions of Overcoming, Vision, Eternity, Stars, Suns, Reflections of Yourself. ___________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author […]

The Dreams of Flowers

How much are we really capable of? There are seeming bounds and limits.  A flower can only grow to the foregone patterns of its seed. Yet life allows for stretching, waverings in the wind.  The force of weather and storms and rain breed new determinations. Power comes from unknown depths. With time passing, new circuits […]

During the Dark Hours

DURING THE DARK HOURS Sometimes we wind our way up from the depths – to bloom as stunning beauties in the light. ____________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten nonfiction books. He’s sharing videos of readings of short inspirational pieces from his books to people all across the country […]

Black and White

Nelson Mandela survived twenty-seven years in a jail cell. Have you spent even one day and night in jail?  Twenty-seven years was truly an eternity. The incomprehensible thing is how he managed to maintain his humanity amid this desert of timelessness. He wielded a heavy hammer for years in the hot blazing South African sun […]

What Is Love?

Joseph Campbell, the great writer on comparative mythology and religion, once wrote: “Marriage is not a love affair. Marriage is an ordeal.” The deepest love is born of a trial. James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books. He’s sharing videos of readings of short inspirational pieces from his […]