Our Collective Grief

Our Collective Grief

  Our Collective Grief was written and recorded after the murder of George Floyd.  
When Does the Killing Stop?

When Does the Killing Stop?

I hesitated to post this piece because increasing the polarity is not my intention, but there is a lot of frustration and sadness and wonder of why we don’t have sane gun control measures in this country is. My greater need is to understand. Understand why...
The Puzzle of Gratitude: Is it Just Another Platitude?

The Puzzle of Gratitude: Is it Just Another Platitude?

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a pastor asking me to speak at her church. I asked her if she had any suggestions and she wrote, “How about gratitude?” I paused and then wrote back. “”Well, that’s funny. Gratitude? I have a lot of anger and...
When You Are a Caregiver, Where Does the Art Fit In?

When You Are a Caregiver, Where Does the Art Fit In?

Holy Ground It doesn’t. It doesn’t. And if you’re someone like me, who needs a good amount of mental spaciousness and a place free of clutter, so your mind and imagination can soar, then it never fits in. It doesn’t. But you dutifully try until you wonder if you even...
The Power of Story to Bring World Peace

The Power of Story to Bring World Peace

The Power of Story to Bring World Peace Storytelling is as old as time itself Through story, song and dance we have lived and loved Created community, celebrated and grieved We hear and tell them constantly Stories make us uniquely human and connect us soul to soul ~...
Free in My Heart, Free in Tehran

Free in My Heart, Free in Tehran

 In a real sense all life is inter-related. All persons are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be,...