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Delcaration of Theistic Independence

I don’t believe in God. I don’t believe in a higher being. I don’t believe in True Nature, The Absolute or any of the other mystical names atributed to God-like capacities. I don’t believe Jesus was the son of God any more than you or I might have been, should God have existed in the […]

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The Constellation of My Life, in an Onion

I was just eating lunch here at Karma Ling in France, and something sweet and wonderful happened. We spend the first 15 minutes of lunch in silence (which I very much appreciate), and after taking a bite of some veggie stew with rice, I started to tear up. It was predominantly an onion bite, but […]

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Lives as They Unfold

I’m back in Chicago where I’ve been for a little over a week now. As most of you know, this is where I was born and grew up so I have lots of family and friends here. I’m getting to the age now where I’ve had a chance to see how lives that I’ve known […]

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Ocean’s Breath of Life

I’m loving taking long walks on the beach lately. The ocean here is so different than oceans around the world. I’ve been in many places and have swam in many oceans, lakes and seas in my life, but there is an aliveness in this Northern California Pacific Ocean that I’ve never found anywhere else. While […]

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Momentary Grace in L’viv

I’m having a very sweet time here in L’viv. I’m here with Lidia, a woman I met while traveling here in Ukraine this past summer. We are meeting up here for 10 days to enjoy the holidays together. One of the things I’m noticing is how sweet it is to be here with her, to […]