Anger – friend or foe?

“I don’t want to stop being angry!”   Elaine says, looking at me as if expecting a challenge. “What would it mean if you weren’t so angry?” I asked. “ …

The One and the Many

I’m writing from the island of Molokai in the Hawaiian islands. The Hawaiians have a fascinating word in their language, one we usually associate with greeting and leave taking. The …

Of Snakes and Stars

We drove up the winding blacktop road, headed for a private supper club owned by old friends. A spring snow had blanketed the mountains and frosted the trees, and we …

On Being Substantial

When I am older, I will be stronger. They’ll call me freedom, Just like a waving flag. “Wavin’ Flag” – K’naan It’s been a long winter, the coldest February since …

Mortality & Grace

While watching an older, heftier Dan Ackroyd reprise the classic Bass-O-Matic skit during the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special recently, I was transported back to my parents’ living room, …

To be right or respectful

Beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field, I’ll meet you there.   Rumi Recently on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer gave a commentary on Charlie Hebdo …