Monthly Archives: November 2012

TOWARD A BETTER WAY

In recent weeks I’ve been trying to reflect on our political world, specifically our political process. I have discussed some of the (questionable) underpinning assumptions that both sides hold (‘growth’ as the only foundation for an economy, for example), our … Continue reading

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A THANKSGIVING PRAYER

My wife, Ann, asked me to think of a prayer to bless our Thanksgiving gathering today and the request opened up a flood of thoughts that ranged from basic gratitude for life – for the ‘grace of the world’ – … Continue reading

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AN EXPANDED BIRTHDAY SELF

Many say that to really address the challenges we are facing today we need a shift in consciousness. They generally mean by this an expanded consciousness of the interconnectedness of the world which translates into an expanded identity: an expanded … Continue reading

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THE TASK OF PERFECTING OUR UNION AND THE ROLE OF A PRESIDENT

I wasn’t surprised at the outcome of the election, essentially because I could see that the Democratic machinery was tapping into the changed and changing demographics of this country more effectively than their Republican colleagues who seemed to be, on … Continue reading

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Perfect Storm

We’ve all heard by now how it was the convergence of four elements – three weather systems along with a full moon – that made Sandy much more dangerous than most storms. I was just reading in a Blog a … Continue reading

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