Online Talk Series on Combining Spiritual Practice and Social Activism Starts Tonight

I hear a lot of people say, especially during this time of global pandemic, that they don’t follow the news because if they do, they can’t maintain their spiritual mindset. But is that true? Does a deep engagement in spiritual practice require turning away from the ills of society? After all, two of the greatest … More Online Talk Series on Combining Spiritual Practice and Social Activism Starts Tonight

Social Media Sunday

Sundays are the days when the majority, although certainly not all, of religions or spiritual communities in the United States have their major services or gatherings. As in so many organizations, these institutions are struggling to continue serving their communities in a digital way that protects public health and safety and abides by increasingly strict … More Social Media Sunday

Turn off your lights at 8:30 PM tonight for Earth Hour

For all of us who are living under quarantine or governmentally-mandated stay-at-home orders, there is still something we can do today to demonstrate our commitment to the environment. At 8:30 local time on Saturday, March 28, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other conservation organizations are asking for businesses and individual to turn off all … More Turn off your lights at 8:30 PM tonight for Earth Hour

Senior Shopping Hours

In response to the coronavirus social distancing, many major stores are offering some “senior only” shopping hours to reduce potential exposure of the most vulnerable population, the elderly; in Chicago, it is required of all “essential business” wanting to stay open during their lock-in. In most cases, the senior shopping hours are when the stores … More Senior Shopping Hours

Silver Lining#1: When Chocolate and Wine Become a Community Service

When I’m in circumstances I deem, let’s say, sub-optimal, I always try to look for the silver lining. So this may be an ongoing feature of the blog as this pandemic situation plays itself out. Last night I was supposed to have a business meeting with a friend who was going to supply some wine … More Silver Lining#1: When Chocolate and Wine Become a Community Service

Farewell, Mr. Kenny

This week we lost a wonderful singer, Mr. Kenny Rogers. While he wasn’t my FAVORITE musician, I did like him and I grew up with his music. I was never a card player, but I thought his lyrics to “The Gambler” were wonderful directions about life in general: You’ve got to know when to hold … More Farewell, Mr. Kenny