A new world

A new world

Most ancient cultures speak of the New Word that is coming. For the Hopi it’s the arrival of the 5th World. For the Hindus it’s the end of the Kali Yuga. The Book of Revelations talks about the new heaven and the new earth, and back in the day, Jesus (apparently) said...
World-class cosmic game changer

World-class cosmic game changer

What an amazing year!  I can’t help but be amused at how the year started, which was the same way most years of my life have started: With me determined to do something—to accomplish something in the world—and be somebody. (I mean really, only people who think...
Once upon a time

Once upon a time

Once upon a time there once was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best corn crop. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with all of his neighbors. “How can you...
Embracing the unknown

Embracing the unknown

Covid. The Elections. Polarization. Violence. Militias. Economic instability. Fake News. Climate change. The glorification of ignorance, meanness and willful stupidity. As the ancient Chinese curse puts it: “May you live in interesting times.” What the next year will...
Forget specialness

Forget specialness

“Mommy, Mommy, watch me!!” It’s a cry most of us have uttered. Certainly a cry most of us have heard. A cry that, if you’re a mom and it’s summertime, can drive you crazy. “Yes, dear, I’m watching,” Mommy says, burrowing deeper into her computer/book/magazine, wishing...