Seeking Harmony

I haven’t written for so long. I am all torn up inside about the seeming inevitable creation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Monday, on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in the US, another clash occurred. Don’t expect to find out much from national media, once again, they weren’t there. They all went home…

Creativity Versus Copyrights

It’s a difficult subject. On one hand the artist who deserves recognition, not to mention money, for the work they do. On the other hand, how can you own an idea? In art history I learned that the early artist was employed for spiritual purposes. The sculptors and painters made works of art to please…

The End of the World

Finiteness is a concept I have never been able to grasp, at least not from a spiritual perspective. Some years ago a pair of Mormons visited my home. It was quite nice, to sit and talk about God in the sun of the front yard while my son danced in the driveway. They gave me…

Of Study and Struggle

Learning can done be either way. You can read up to learn about a thing or you can learn by doing and enjoy the struggle. I like some of both. I quit college quickly the first time partly because being right out of high school, I had no idea what to study. It’s pretty scary…

Of Single Awareness and Self-Love

“Happy Single Awareness Day!” The first time my daughter said that to me, I just stared at her like she’d spoken some alien tongue. I am a bit slow. Finally I said “ Yes thank you, Happy Single Awareness Day” and laughed. It felt good to laugh about it. I don’t joke about it enough….

Light vs. Dark

Is the story of light versus dark the same as good versus evil? Dark demons and angels of light are integral parts of my tales so the question must be answered. To be brief, “no” dark is not necessarily evil and light is not always good. Rather, here is where I must credit the wisdom…

Of Honor and Atheism

Last week after publishing Of Science and Spirituality I received comments from a fellow blogger heliopolister (who writes some of the most beautiful invitations to awaken the spirit I have ever read.) I simply could not reply to in less than 300 words. I can see where it might be supposed that by saying . . ….

Of Science and Spirituality

When I was a child I asked my mother why a book I found had so many jokes about the weatherman making bad predictions. She explained to me that before satellites, weather forecasts were far less accurate. Without the use of technology weather prediction as we know it would be impossible. It is funny to…

Sexism Versus Taoism

Sexism is defining a person’s abilities, limitations and role in society by the gender they are born. Taoism is the philosophy which is symbolized by the yin-yang symbol. In my experience I have learned that a yin or feminine nature and yang, the masculine energy may have nothing at all to do with what gender…

Unity Versus Trinity

I prefer to think of myself as spiritual rather than religious, but it feels dishonest not to explain, as best I can, what my personal theology is. After all to discuss God and spirituality without acknowledging the parts played by religion would be unforgivably narrow-minded. The Washington Times quoted a study as saying that “84% of…

Defining God

A great difficulty I face every time I try to rationally discuss God with anyone is that first we each have to define God. That discussion often takes up a great deal of time and inevitably some small point throws us into disagreement so that I am forced to drop all hope of discussing the…