Tag Archive: faith

To be as free as I want to be

There are times I look at birds flying in the sky, carefree and brave, and wish I was them. I am not particularly fond of heights, but it is their freedom that I envy them. I used to think of freedom as freedom of expression, of speech and of religion.... Read More

August 23, 2016 2 Comments

Thich Nhat Hanh and me

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,” said Thich Nhat Hanh and I said ouch. Over the years I have done so much loving that I think I deserve champion status. I have loved cats (well, not so much) and dogs, kids, friends, neighbors, orphans,... Read More

November 20, 2015 6 Comments

Explaining God and understanding falling in love

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious, said Albert Einstein. I agree with him.  Its a little sad that we are able to explain everything, dissect everything, take everything apart until what you are left with is an atom, and even an atom has many parts that we... Read More

July 8, 2015 3 Comments

When climbing Half Dome becomes a devotion

It seemed like my first blog for more than two months ought to be something important. Something that will get reposted and liked by many. I could have written about a new diet I have discovered that not only made me skinny, sexy and beautiful, but smart too. Instead I... Read More

April 29, 2015 1 Comment

Shitty days and Metaphysics

                                  Some days are just shitty. Sorry to use such a strong word, but there are times when strong words are the only words that suffice. These are the days when your dog has... Read More

February 17, 2015 1 Comment

5 things to help children not get arrested

I have been thinking about happiness. I guess one of the reasons I have had this in mind is that I want to be happy. And when I find the ever so small seed of discontent in my heart, it is time to ask why. The answers I find, I... Read More

January 24, 2014 3 Comments

My New Year Resolutions

It’s my first day of work in 2014. The new year feels almost exactly the same as the old one. It was hard to wake up. I have too many emails to reply to. The laundry room is a mess. I need to work out more consistently. I decided to... Read More

January 2, 2014 1 Comment

It is human nature to want to be good

This is me when I read the news: Humanitarian crisis: Read fast and try to forget. News about some celebrity: Stop, read and look at pictures. If the scandal is big, I will look for a follow-up. I wasn’t sure I wanted to write the above sentences because it is... Read More

November 19, 2013 2 Comments

The tragedy of the the gold iPhone 5

Three things happened yesterday. My oldest daughter, Elise, told me about her upcoming trip to Berlin with her class. In preparation for the trip they are studying the Holocaust. “I really don’t like to read about it, watch the movies they make us watch, and I am dreading going to... Read More

September 27, 2013 3 Comments