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 …

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 …

The Art of Gratefulness

Life can be hard, very hard for many. Understandably, yet unfortunately, when met with adversity and painful life events, many will sink into the negative trance of the moment. Some …

Civil War

It was early morning, driving to the gym in Corning on Rte. 414, sun rising, spreading its fingers over the fields to the left. My mind drifted for a moment, …

First Blog; Birthday Blog

I awoke this morning surrounded by the presence and memory of my sister, Christine, who died seven weeks ago from a cancer that had gone underground for the better part …