Posted March 31, 2017 in Monthly News

What Ships Are Built For

In 1928 John A. Shedd published a collection of sayings (“Salt from My Attic”) that included the following saying, “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” You may also be familiar with the saying, “Any port in a storm.” The recently recovered audio tapes from the El […]

Posted March 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

Vote II

Those of you who know both Debra and me won’t be surprised to learn that we have different ideas about voting. We agree that politics is “outside the vortex.” My sense is that a lot of life is outside the vortex, from banking and investing to modern techniques of food production.

Nevertheless, I […]

Posted July 31, 2015 in Monthly News

Spiritual Partnerships

To the best of my knowledge, the term Spiritual Partnership was coined by Gary Zukav, who used the term initially to refer to his relationship with Linda Francis, his wife. Debra and I read Zukav’s first book, Seat of the Soul, at a time we were doing a lot of fighting. Although we shared many […]

Posted April 30, 2015 in Monthly News

Maintaining Your Center

One of the principal challenges of modern life is keeping up. The other principal challenge is remaining calm and centered even while working to keep up with the way things are changing. The rate at which things are changing has been increasing exponentially for generations. For thousands of years, the only way for humans to […]

Posted January 31, 2015 in Monthly News

Out My Window

Back in 1965, Paul Simon wrote one of his masterpieces, I am a Rock. The opening lyrics are the following:

        A winter’s day         In a deep and dark December;         I am alone,         Gazing from my window to the […]

Posted November 16, 2014 in Monthly News

Seizing the Day

Although I do not have a coy mistress, I increasingly find myself contemplating Andrew Marvell’s poem, “To His Coy Mistress”. The poem is probably the best-known carpe diem, or “seize the day,” poem in English literature. The main theme of the poem is the need to take advantage of today because time passes quickly, and […]