Archives for May, 2010
In the 80s, when “Message in a Bottle” and “Roxane” were on the radio, I wasn’t really listening. I didn’t know Sting from Adam from Gordon Sumner. But now I’m reading his memoir, Broken Music. How that happened is this: I was looking up version of “People Get Ready”, and I found one that Sting [...]
"So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another—their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun." Ayn Rand... I read this and remembered how it felt to think that those were the only choices. It's a feeling that has the comfort of familiarity. But I'm glad to be rid of it.
There was a time when I wouldn’t say the Nicene Creed (or any other I’d come across) just because I didn’t “agree with” it. When that was the case, some folks said that it was ok if I didn’t want to say it. I could just listen. Other people wanted me to understand why they [...]
What if every time we choose love over fear every time we let redemption happen every time we forgive we add a thread to the tapestry of reality what if all those threads of love and grace become the substance that makes up the universe? What if they become god? What if we are creating [...]
I have never been into "taking things on faith"... I'm a critical thinker, an explorer, a critical rationalist. I question my ideas. Yet I have an idea I can barely stand to question.
I’m putting this p.s. at the top… it’s something I forgot to mention when I posted this. Someone told me recently that he was not doing well, that he was addicted and actively using. He said to me that he wished he were surrounded by the kind of radical acceptance (love) that Tracy & I [...]
You might know that I devote my life to love in every moment, and that, generally speaking, I am honest. And if you know me at all you know that I miss the mark on these things all the time—more on the former than the latter. But the path, for me, is reaching for that [...]
There was a time when I used to write about doing Karate. Maybe that time will come again… But for now, I’m not feelin it. I’m so sick, and so tired. So tired. It doesn’t feel like there’s enough rest in the whole universe to restore me. So I’m thinking about energy, and about having [...]