• Living the Questions Nowhere can I find any relationship of the origin of the word QUESTION being derived from a root word even related to the word QUEST? I had not realized this correlation myself until a recent pondering during my morning time of Sitting Quietly but there it was – hidden in the obvious, obscured by the ... Read more...
  • A Moment of Awe – An Hour with Wonder Some years ago I asked audience members to share their last experience of a “moment of awe,” – a somewhat casual experience of the Divine intersecting with an earthly manifestation. No one raised a hand. Stunned by the lack of a response regarding a connection with daily awe, I decided then to create Some Awesome, ... Read more...
  • Aunties – Key Players in a Supreme Role “The most important thing for children is to have an adult to turn to when it’s necessary for the child and not convenient for the adult. Youngsters can do that only with people on whom they have a special claim, and who have a special claim on them – namely family. Aunts and uncles are ... Read more...
  • Someone keeps sending me Flowers Spring has finally emerged and shouts “yes” into the “no” and says goodbye to what can no longer be by declaring, for the one billionth time, “Once more.” I have returned to my mowing machine and trim the growth that has waited five months to spring upward again in its endless pursuit of the light. ... Read more...
  • City of Angels – City of Heroes Los Angeles in Spanish is translated into English as “The Angels.” And these particular Angels most likely are as stressed as their human charge since they watch over a city embroiled in too much, too fast or too little, too late. But this blog is NOT about Los Angeles, though a well deserved City for ... Read more...
  • “A Bad Day for Ego… Is a Good day for Soul” This is not my quote – I spotted it in a magazine and I thank the source for the suggested wit and wisdom. Allow me another perspective. Ego is often maligned due to a misunderstanding from Freud’s original thought. Ego is actually the buffer between our outrageous and primitive Id (subconscious) and the divine polarity of ... Read more...
  • Love Years* I sat one evening observing a starlit sky and focused on the constellation Pleiades, M45, or more lovingly called, The Seven Sisters. This particular constellation has long been a favorite of mine for some reason, as it is always the first star cluster I notice – or perhaps, notices me! Wondering if it was my actual ... Read more...
  • There is No Away Many years ago a Silicon Valley leader and friend of mine had an employee who used the internet for personal reasons during his work hours. When warned that this could be used as evidence for termination, instead of stopping the behavior, he began hiding his trail, hitting the delete button when finished with ... Read more...
  • Everyone needs a Job Even recluse monks have a job – to sit quietly, alone, sometimes years at a time, to ponder and to pray. That is a job – and a hard one. But what about those people who don’t have a job? A recent study of the neural paths of a bird’s brain, when caged, showed atrophy and ... Read more...
  • Ask not what you learned – but what you taught? I have a collection of questions that I like to ask at cocktail parties – a way of breaking the tradition of Chit Chat. What are your top five values and why? – or What is your purpose in life? – or my favorite one: What do you teach? You can imagine the reactions. Most people ... Read more...
  • Northern by Birth – Southern by Choice I was born and raised in northern New York State in what once was the beautiful Hudson River Valley in the foothills of the still beautiful Adirondack Mountains. There is a heartiness that comes with a northern birth in that six feet of snow in one storm or temperatures 30 below zero was common enough ... Read more...
  • A Cosmic Soup I like to cook. My soups are well known and even requested on occasion. I put everything in the fridge left over that will make a positive contribution and will result in a tasty recycled combination. Every ingredient combines to create the outcome. The same is true energetically. Whatever we put “out there” combines into an ... Read more...
  • Braking for Butterflies and Bees My bride Susan stopped her car in the middle of our often too busy country road. There were two large turtles making their way from one side to the next having obviously learned this skill from chickens. Concerned about their safety, she stood and watched until a pick-up truck, blazing with extended exhaust pipes and ... Read more...
  • You have the Nerve!… If we can live each day, even for just a moment, with a sense of awe, we become healthier – more connected to our source – more conscious of our feelings and those of others – more creative – more open – more flexible – more calm. Read more...
  • Money Sex and Power Sex, Money and Power. Now, in spite of its difficulty, is a good time for a new way of behaving. Read more...
  • A Safe Place to Land Having just returned from the Civil War Battlefield of Gettysburg for my second time, and having watched the film Gettysburg four times, I have never failed to be moved by the enormity of this military collision. It is almost unimaginable the feeling of the Confederate troops who, though buoyed up by the inspiration of one ... Read more...
  • Our “Brand” I was asked to be the keynote speaker last year for a large convention. They wanted me as a speaker first, but they also wanted to determine the subject matter –which was:  “Discovering Your Brand.” I agreed but had to research what was meant by “your brand” so that I might sound somewhat informed. Only a ... Read more...
  • The Reverse Mentor Today, as I serve as a mentor to many, I think about him more than most of the mentors who shaped me by example. For some reason, he has stuck in my craw all these years, and though his leadership style was exactly the opposite of what I became in the development of my own ... Read more...
  • Golf’s Longest Drive Every successful athlete has had a coach who contributed to the optimal outcome. As every student has had a teacher and every leader a mentor, each of us discovers that some guide or vehicle has assisted us along a pathway toward success. My friend Jerry discovered one of his aids by surprise, this past autumn. Jerry ... Read more...
  • “Can sing a little – Can’t dance” Those were the comments following Fred Astaire’s audition for his first stage performance. Little did the director know what lay within that human form and what Life Spirit was about to emerge. Michelangelo, when asked how did he “know” that David was inside that huge block of white marble replied: “He was in there all the ... Read more...