Love for the Mamas!

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms, or those who play that role for others, even if they aren’t technically related. I finished the novel Cemetery Road, by Greg Iles, last night (and really enjoyed it––it felt a little like a really good murder mystery combined with Pat Conroy-esque dysfunctional, combative Southern families full of … More Love for the Mamas!

A Poem for Susan

  My son and I saw the 9/11 memorial when we visited New York City this summer, and it is quite a lovely and striking monument. Today can be a difficult day for people.  It can be a time for grieving.  But I hope it is a day of grieving with love instead of hate, … More A Poem for Susan

Lessons on Charlottesville from a Deceased Grandaddy

I started today as I usually do, with a two-mile meditative walk through our local peaceful and beautiful park-like cemetery. And as has been the case for the past several days, my mind and my heart were reflecting on the sad events at Charlottesville this weekend and the international fall-out of our personal, collective, and … More Lessons on Charlottesville from a Deceased Grandaddy

Gandhi 3.0

Mohandas Gandhi, whom most of us know by his honored title of “Mahatma” or “Great Soul,” was killed on this date 69 years ago.  So it seems appropriate today to look towards him for knowledge about how to proceed during our divided times. Yesterday I wrote about how the official  US government policies over the … More Gandhi 3.0