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Cancer, the Pandemic, America at Sea & Buddhism.

In December, 2020, my wife Elizabeth passed away after struggling for two years with pancreatic cancer and stroke. In addition, during this time, the pandemic was raging, and America was struggling with anger, chaos, and political and cultural division, in a struggle to salvage its own identity and survival. As the cancer was spreading through […]

An Elephant Poem

ELEPHANT TIME Ah, the elephants Swinging their trunks, Then dangling along in the dirt. Two giants, side by side Moving to one another, Slowly, slowly, remembering. One trunk goes up against The other’s head, listening, Sensing, transmitting Memories from long ago. Their eyes are dark. They center themselves in an Elephant universe, Elephant time. Feeling […]

A Religious Outlook: Necessity for Life’s Navigation

There is so much controversy whirling today among religious or non-religious outlooks on life: Questions of God or no God; Fundamentalism or Atheism. Overall, religion is a worldview, a way of shaping and perceiving reality.  In this sense, everyone is religious.  Atheism is a religion as much as Catholicism.  Each structures the way we perceive […]

The Religion of the Future

The religion of the future must be a religion for all humankind. A religion of no distinctions, men or women, black or white or brown, heterosexual or homosexual, young or old, of whatever ethnicity, background, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, the entire gamut of human beings. A religion that support the individual and his […]

A Few Notes on Happiness

What is happiness? Ask a thousand people, and you’ll probably get a thousand different shades of answers. Happiness for many means the dream job, or perhaps the freedom to have no job at all; the dream boy or girl friend; a lot of money in the bank; vacations to exciting places, perfect health, and the […]

The Religion of the Future

THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE The religion of the future must be a religion for all humankind. A religion of no distinctions, men or women, black or white or brown, heterosexual or homosexual, young or old, of whatever ethnicity, background, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, the entire gamut of human beings. A religion that […]

Hiroshima. The Bomb. Another year.

Hiroshima.  August 6th, 1945.  Another year gone by.  A watershed event in human history. The Bomb is as real and alive as ever, nuclear weapons, nuclear technology, nuclear threats spreading insidiously, silently, around the world. This is the world we live in, and still we bury the truth about the Bomb, we shut off its […]

The Real Size of the Universe & Of Our Own Individual Lives.

Carl Sagan, astronomer, astrophysicist, and co-author of the award-winning television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage”, once wrote in another of his books, “Pale Blue Dot”, the following passage: “How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, ‘This is better than we thought!  The universe is much bigger than our […]

Soka Gakkai International – New Religious Kid on the Block

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America – The Land Where You Lived Forever

America is the land where Death has buried itself the deepest. Covered over from the very beginning of the Republic, buried away upon the darkened American prairies, no longer to be noticed or mentioned. There were voices, here and there, faint prophets in the wilderness, but they were drowned out by the sound of railroad […]