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April 2020

The U.S. as viewed from Ireland and the world.

In a recent opinion piece in the Irish Times of Dublin, Fintan O’Toole writes: “Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy and contempt, awe and anger. But there is one emotion that has […]

Praise Yourself Forever

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – A quote attributed to Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha. A reading from “Maybe We Need A New Religion”. ____________________________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books, including “Maybe We Need A New Religion”. […]

The Arctic Poles Are Melting

The arctic poles are melting, glaciers dropping into the sea, trade winds reversing, the weather presages a dramatic climate change. A new breed of man and woman is coming. The same smiles, the same heads of hair, limbs and eyes, but a heart and mind now attuned to the orbit of the sun, and of […]

The Turning Point of a Miracle

Miracles.  We hope for them.  We pray for them. But the miracles are not somewhere out there. YOU are the Turning Point of a Miracle. A reading from “A New Myth for America.” __________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books, including “A New Myth for America” Buy […]

Hammersmith of the Cosmos

Sound forth your voice, let it echo over the hills and skyscrapers, and bound across the oceans. Craft and mold it to the song of everyone. Time to bring forth the real dream of America. James Hilgendorf reading from his book, “Forever Here”. __________________________________ ____________________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author […]

Time for the Real America to Emerge.

Ours is a time of profound transformation. Turning one way, we morph into an age of unparalleled, unbridled greed and decimation of people’s rights and welfare, and the destruction of the eco-system and earth itself. The other way promises an era of the never-before-seen unleashing of human potential directed at the happiness of people everywhere. […]

Digital Books for the Moment – Traveling to a New America

“Traveling to a New America” by James Hilgendorf 185 pages. A journey to towns and cities all across America, but also a journey of the spirit, envisioning a new life in these fifty States – a life that is even now struggling to be born, ushering in the potential of the common human being, and […]

Be Earth’s Dreamer

These eyes with which I see are the eyes of the world – the hidden world that moves and has its being deep within my body and mind, wondering, through the eyes of one human being, at the world around. These eyes see moons and suns and galaxies, and dreams arise constantly, trying to match […]

Abby Kelley Foster & “Come-Outerism/A Reading

Abby Kelley Foster. Chances are you never heard her name before.  She was an early abolitionist and campaigner for full African-American and women’s rights, and one of the great women of our American past. Her life and struggles and experiences are so applicable to our own turbulent times; and her call to “come out!” is […]

Among Neanderthals

In antediluvian times – going back several hundred thousand years, men and women roamed the landscape – called Neanderthal, not quite human, but a subspecies of the genus Homo, closely related to all of us today. They led lives obscure until about 30,000 years ago. Then came Cro-Magnon men and women, early modern humans. For […]