Category: "Encouragement"

The Ruins of Ego

September 15th, 2017
Wouldn't it be great if we could fix America's suffering of chaos and disarray? But how? The venomous president, the violent protests, and the incomprehensible injustices: these are all symptoms of a disease no one seems to able to get a handle on. And how is this country to lead the world when it has fallen so low? The only answers I have involve the only person I can control: myself. And each solution I find starts with one action: the proper care and treatment of that pesky troublemaker named ego. more »

Why They Marched

May 2nd, 2017
An interview of five women who attended the March. Learn what they marched FOR during our inevitable future of fighting AGAINST. more »

Fission or fussion? A look at the science of social change.

November 16th, 2016
I’ve been silent, I know. For one thing, I felt this blog would get lost in the election chatter. For another, I couldn’t come up with much to write, at least not much besides expressions of sadness or fear, and I was pretty sure you've had enough of… more »

A Massive Ceremony Coming to Philadelphia

September 25th, 2015
At the risk of beating a sensitive drum, I have to acknowledge an enormous occasion that is happening around me. I would be foolish not to write about this religious, spiritual, and ceremonial occasion after focusing on those same topics recently. … more »

The Ritual of a Spirit

July 17th, 2015
According to a Gallup pole, there continues to be a gradual increase in the number of Americans who say they have no formal religious identity. I argue that this does NOT signal an increase in debauchery or corruption among us. On the contrary, a greater number of people have recognized the perils of organized religion, including its false judgments, exclusionary principles, power struggles, and wars. more »