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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 […]

Youth! – Here In America, this Is Your Task

Ours is a time of immense disruptions: The world fracturing along cultural, ethnic, racial, and national lines wars seemingly endemic to our species droughts and winds, polar caps melting rising waters, hurricanes, angry heavens another deadly incurable epidemic threatening around the corner falling incomes loss of faith in governments unbelievable poverty the center of everything […]

Walt Whitman – A Call for a New America

In “Democratic Vistas”, our greatest national poet, Walt Whitman, wrote: “Never was there, perhaps, more hollowness at heart than at present, and here in the United States.  Genuine belief seems to have left us.  The underlying principles of the States are not honestly believed in, nor is humanity itself believed in.  What penetrating eye does […]

Something That Never Changes/Life & Death In America

Life and Death are the great mysteries. Why do trees lose their leaves?  Why does the day wane?  Why do we move inexorably from birth to death? Even the great suns, the stars vast in breadth of light-years, cannot escape their own demise. Where does it come from, and why? Some would not even question.  […]

A Call For New American Voices – Traveling to a New America

“Traveling to a New America”, a journey to towns and cities all across America with writer and speaker James Hilgendorf, is looking for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to join in sharing their voices about an unprecedented dialogue on the future of our country. Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of […]

“Maybe We Need A New Religion” Revised Edition Published.

“Maybe We Need A New Religion”, by author James Hilgendorf, has been released in a new, updated, and revised edition. The book was originally conceived when the author read a report of a young ten-year-old boy, who, after being exposed to continuing newspaper and television reports about the fighting going on all over the Middle […]

The Buddha Is Coming To America

Who are we? We have come to a great juncture in human history. We are becoming who we were meant to be all along. The Buddha, the Awakened One. In the past several thousand of years, there were a few who awoke completely to their identity – signposts along the way of what was possible […]

The Buddha & The Dream of America

From the book: “The dream of America is more than the huddled masses coming to our shores.  It is more than a flag waving in the wind.  It is more than the opportunities to get a job or make money or start a business or freedom of religion or liberty bells.  It is something deeper […]

Ah, fear is gripping our world.

Ah, fear is gripping our world. Identities retreating into old molds.  Everyone wanting to be themselves, pure, unsullied, safe. Brexit, immigration, walls, cold wars. We do not want the other.  We want to be ourselves. We thought we were headed towards a one-world world.  But now our globe is fracturing into smaller pieces.  Fissures showing […]

Hamilton & the Revolutionary War. Now a New Revolution. A New America.

With the advent and prominence of the musical production “Hamilton”, much of our earlier American history is once again being brought to the fore. The Revolutionary War was a battle for Independence, for a liberation from old structures, old ideas, fresh air.  Though the underlying motives of the War were political or economic, still, the […]