A number of years ago, a great Olympian faced his final challenge in attempting to reach the Olympics. While three times he had participated in the games, the stresses of the trials never subside. It […]
It is a glorious morning. The water of the bay ripples and glints in the sun, and the grass fringing the beach and the estuary furls and unfurls in the breeze. On the other […]
Blessed are those who have the gift of sight. But in order to see, the seer must first see the seer.
A young man went off to fight in a battle he could not win. So many had already died over endless years of tragic sacrifice, a cost perhaps too high for the pretense of peace. […]
On February 7, 2017, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Betsy DeVos as President Trump’s new Secretary of Education. The vote was historic, but not for a positive reason: DeVos was confirmed only because […]
We return home from protests and marches with hundreds of thousands of people rebuking Trump’s vision of America. But to hang this rage only on Trump is to miss the larger point that this has […]
If one wants to learn about the nature of power, learn the language of the oppressor. If one wants to learn about the nature of life, learn the language of the oppressed. The guileful will […]
When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I […]
I am grateful for all the people who worked so hard to bring clarity to this world in 2016. For only with our endless pursuit of clarity will we ever find clear love.
My 26-year-old son showed up at home unexpectedly a few days ago…on his new motorcycle. He appeared in the kitchen, holding a helmet and excitedly beckoning me outside to show me his new acquisition. […]