The Present Age

“In our own day anonymity has acquired a far more pregnant significance than is perhaps realized: it has an almost epigrammatic significance. People not only write anonymously, they sign their anonymous works: they even talk anonymously…Nowadays one can talk with any one, and it must be admitted that people’s opinions are exceedingly sensible, yet theContinue reading “The Present Age”

Sustainability

We have passed the point of sustainability. What is there to sustain? 88% of Americans are dealing with diet-related disease and sickness. 74% of Americans are overweight or obese. This is not sustainable. We are suffering epidemics of loneliness, addiction, anxiety and depression. This is not sustainable. Are we trying to sustain a broken wayContinue reading “Sustainability”

David Foster Wallace

The idea that America is one great shopping mall, and that all anyone wants to do is, you know, grasp their credit card and run out and buy stuff is a stereotype, and it’s a generalization but, but but as a way to summarize a certain kind of ethos in the U.S., it’s pretty accurate.Continue reading “David Foster Wallace”

Reversing The Results

At some point, we are going to have to understand that we cannot outsmart the way we are naturally designed to Breathe, Listen, Ask, Look and Move. If we deprive our design of the things that we need, then our spirits, hearts, minds and bodies will make up for that deprivation somewhere, somehow and someway.Continue reading “Reversing The Results”

Come Close

I paint with words Without a sound So Come and See behind my frown There is more than what meets the eye. Beneath my skin A story is told From today and backwards Till days of old Flowing from eternity’s side The mingling of water and blood Creating the creature and creation Breathing life intoContinue reading “Come Close”

April 23- No coincidence

I wish I could share with you everything that has occurred over the past 10 years that has forever made April 23 a holy day for me. Not only has April 23 been a day of resurrection and the beginning to unknown freedom and joy, but it has been a day that I was completelyContinue reading “April 23- No coincidence”

Thomas Merton: Seeds of Contemplation

He Who Is Not with Me Is against Me A MAN who has been killed by one enemy is just as dead as one who has been killed by a whole army. If you are friends with one habit of mortal sin you live in death, even though you may seem to have all theContinue reading “Thomas Merton: Seeds of Contemplation”

We did it our way- now look at the results

At some point, we are going to have to understand that we cannot outsmart the way we are naturally designed to Breathe, Listen, Ask, Look and Move. If we deprive our design of the things that we need, then our spirits, hearts, minds and bodies will make up for that deprivation somewhere, somehow and someway.Continue reading “We did it our way- now look at the results”

Earth Day

To celebrate Earth day, I give you the Third Commandment of The Ten Commandments and an excerpt from Wendell Berry’s 2005 essay, The Burden of the Gospels. “To be convinced of the sanctity of the world, and to be mindful of a human vocation to responsible membership in such a world, must always have beenContinue reading “Earth Day”

Are you sabotaging yourself?

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Are you sabotaging yourself? Health doesn’t start with a diet, workout, supplement, shake, medication, detox, herbs, super foods, the right information, mantras, meditation, mindfulness, coaches or experts. Health does not even start with a doctor. Health is not a result. There is no magic formula that you canContinue reading “Are you sabotaging yourself?”