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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 […]

Facing Destruction

Resurrecting Hope from the Ashes James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books.

Capricorn & Cancer: Love is Born out of Opposites Colliding

A poem to my wife. _________________ From “Forever Here”, by the author. James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books, including “Forever Here“. To arrange talks, readings, discussions, contact the author.

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 […]

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 […]

Become the Dream

We tend to think about ourselves in certain circumscribed terms. We are this, we are that.  We have certain limits, so far and no farther. We may dream of a different life, but reality drags us down.  How much can we expand ourselves to match our dreams? Everything starts and ends with the moment.  There […]

Hurricanes, Pandemics & Poetry

______________________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books. To arrange talks, contact the author.

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 […]