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Our Dreams are the Dreams of Life.

Through pursuing our dreams, we learn to believe in ourselves. We gain power. We come to realize that nothing is impossible. ________________________________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of eleven non-fiction books. His latest book is “Capricorn & Cancer”, a story of love and marriage amid the pandemic. In their 50th […]

Capricorn & Cancer – A Love Poem Written upon my Wife’s Passing

CAPRICORN & CANCER Love is born out of opposites colliding. Look at the universe, with its swirling galaxies of stars, whole nebulae clashing and devouring phalanxes of suns. It is not a peaceful picture. We advance by facing that which we do not know. The love that becomes the strongest is the love that grows […]

Understanding America

America at a Crossroads There is a saying, that “When great evil occurs, great good follows”. Certainly the events of the last few days have triggered a tsunami of eruptions not only in America, but around the world. Who are we – Americans – as a people? Many would look at the display of thugs […]

Civil War – A Spiritual Crossroads

In 1851, Harriet Beecher Stowe was living with her husband on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, when she began writing “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, the book that would become instrumental in galvanizing public opinion around the slavery issue just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. She wrote: “Up to this year, […]

Life Is Testing Your Resolve

When things look blackest, keep going! Victory always hinges on perseverance, when everything seems lost, when dreams seem to go up in smoke, when you are too tired to take the next step. Keep faith in yourself.  Remain true to your dreams.  Life is testing your resolve. A dream connected to a larger dream, to […]

Traveling to a New America – Ten complete books in a New E-book Collection.

The Collected Works of James Hilgendorf, Ten Complete Books, is now available in e-book format for the first time from your favorite online bookseller. Included in the collection are these books: Traveling to a New AmericaA New Myth for AmericaForever HerePoems of Death: Time for EternityLife & Death: A Buddhist PerspectiveHandbook for Youth in a […]

Dreams & Dead Dreams: Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Vacaville, Ca.

Just one of the many people I met on the street, just before the coronavirus. Stefan.  Vacaville, California ____________________________ Stefan, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think that America has lost its way, has lost its soul.  In a lot of ways, I’m starting to feel like maybe this experiment was a […]

When You Come to a Wall

When you come to a wall…. This is the point of supreme opportunity.  This is a sign of gathering force, and a new way forward. The universe is behind you all the way, but it is up to you. Doubt, resignation, loss of hope, lack of faith, hesitation, fear – all aligned in a row […]

Traveling to a New America – Book Sets Available on Apple Books.

Amid all the division, chaos, and loss of hope we are currently experiencing, both in America and around the globe, a new world is emerging, beyond anything we have previously known. Who are we? Where are we headed? These questions are particularly poignant for youth. James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author […]

Life Is An Inscrutable Master

Life is a riddle. Nothing is as it seems. What is our great quest? Love and sweetness and gentleness and ease and wealth, no struggle or pain. But all this leads nowhere. A hundred thousand dishes, wine and travels, endless days on the beach, over and over, and then they are gone. What is it […]