The Wisdom of the Gita

I am reading the Bhagavad Gita, engaging in dialogue on every page, scribbling in the margin as I read and analyze the text. And as my doctor friend says, expanding my mind in the process. A couple of weeks ago, on October 8th, I was invited to speak at a downtown venue – the Gathering…
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A Birthday Trip

A pre-birthday trip to Lewisburg, West VIrginia, and an opportunity to reflect on life’s stories and the power of being human. Last week I met a dear friend in Lewisburg, West Virginia, for a long weekend together, in part to celebrate early my coming birthday which was going to occur in the next few days.…
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“Biko”

Thirty years have passed since the Kairos Document was signed and given to the world as witness to the turmoil, injustice, and coming crisis in Apartheid-controlled South Africa. That country is still far from perfect. But then so is our own country, yes? The time has come. The moment of truth has arrived. South Africa…
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Don’t Ruin Today

One of my favorite authors published a book called “Love and Death,” which was published in 2008 shortly before he died. I’m re-reading it now and once again enjoying his message  … that love and death are allies. I’ve now turned to writing Chapter Five of my next book (The Fiction of our Lives) titled,…
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Trump, Trump, and the American Way

What is it that Donald Trump represents? His surge in the latest polls and the crowds he draws to his political rallies are truly astounding. It’s a phenomenon probably too significant to ignore. But beyond the freakishness of his occasionally outlandish behavior and statements, what else do the numbers reflect? How do you explain such…
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