The Worm Whisperer

It’s a blustery day here in North Carolina.  It’s relatively warm for February (48 degrees F) and sunny, but the wind is blowing through the trees between 20-30 miles per hour.  Those blasts made me want to nestle down into my bedding and, uh,…meditate.  My friends the crows were calling out to me to join them, … More The Worm Whisperer

Finding the Dalai Lama in a Supermarket in North Carolina

Alan Ginsberg famously encountered Walt Whitman while he was grocery shopping, but today I think I did him one better.  For I found the Dalai Lama in my neighborhood grocery store in a town in North Carolina. There was no particular warning that this would be a transformative shopping experience.  I had bought what I could at a … More Finding the Dalai Lama in a Supermarket in North Carolina

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