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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 […]

Who Are We in this Land of America?

Crazy politics.  A breakdown in courtesies.  Division across the board. America, it would seem, is going to pieces. Where is the light of freedom and liberty and decency we once cast abroad to the nations and peoples of the world? Ah, this is a new world being born. All the old identities are breaking down, […]

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 […]

Traveling to a New America – Sebastopol, CA

Last night, I presented a reading from one of my books, “A New Myth for America”, at Coffee Catz in Sebastopol, California, as part of “Traveling to a New America“. This year and next, I’m traveling to towns and cities all across America, meeting people, giving talks and readings, and holding discussions about the future […]

A New Myth for America – Centerpiece of Traveling to a New America

“A New Myth for America”, a book of renewal and hope amid the chaos, divisiveness, and loss of hope invading America, has become the centerpiece of a national journey by author James Hilgendorf, called “Traveling to a New America“. Hilgendorf has been traveling up and down the West Coast of the United States, from Portland, […]

Traveling to a New America – Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico. This week, “Traveling to a New America” stopped in Taos, New Mexico, at SOMOS – the Society of the Muse of the Southwest – where I gave a reading from one of my books, “A New Myth for America“, and held a discussion afterwards with a small group from the audience about […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Nevada City, Ca.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Kimmy.  Nevada City, California. _____________________________ Kimmy, what’s Nevada City like for you? “Nevada City is like heaven on Earth.  There’s just so much movement, so much dance, so much play, this loving energy.  People are so joyful and sweet, and the nature is so beautiful, […]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Karen, in Fort Bragg, Ca.

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Karen.  Ft. Bragg, California
_________________________________ Karen, what’s your take on America at this time? “It’s pretty crazy.  I wish there was a lot more peace and happiness.  The news is very depressing when I watch it, so I pretty much deal with my work, my family, […]

The Dawning of a New America

Today, Donald Trump is sworn in as the next President of the United States.  He has campaigned on the slogan, “Make America Great Again.” The America he, and millions of other Americans, are looking forward to is already buried deep and irrevocably in the past.  It is nowhere to be found.  It was a tarnished […]

America’s Dream & The Lotus Sutra

In the January, 1844, issue of the Dial magazine, the publication of the New England Transcendentalist Club, there appeared a translation of the “Parable of the Medicinal Herbs” chapter of the Lotus Sutra, the core and heart of all the Buddhist teachings.  The parable stressed the Buddha’s infinite compassion towards all living beings. The Dial […]