Author Archives: Danny Martin

A WAY FORWARD IN CHALLENGING TIMES

The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing…. The Challenge The statement has been attributed to the 18th century Irish statesman, Edmund Burke, though there is no clear source. What he did say … Continue reading

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A NEW ERA

In the next century or the one beyond that, they say, are valleys, pastures, we can meet there in peace if we make it. To climb these coming crests one word to you, to you and your children: stay together … Continue reading

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A CONNECTING VIGIL

Recently I facilitated a Candlelight Vigil for some young mothers of the Hudson River Towns who invited their neighbors to reach across the divides that the election campaign had widened and express the hopes we all share for our children. … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING VERSUS TOLERANCE

I just watched a presentation by the CEO of AT&T (Randall Stevenson) about racial tension. Take a look at it yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThO74-oFt_Q He begins by listing statistics about the violence in our society around racial, gender, and religious differences and … Continue reading

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CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

The election with all its rhetoric and all its hyperbole is over. We have a new president-elect and we need to move forward. Together. We need to collaborate in order to address the increasingly complex challenges we face at home … Continue reading

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I AM FOR US

‘Pull yourself together’ is what my father used to say to me when I was not acting as I knew I should. It’s what we sometimes have say to someone we love who appears to be collapsing under the pressure … Continue reading

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GRIEF AND HOPE

Like many I am both surprised and unnerved by the election results. In an effort to deal with my complex feelings and thoughts, I’m trying to explore two aspects of the experience: one is my personal response; the other is … Continue reading

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DIALOGUE LOVE

Dialogue, I have come to see, is essentially an aspect of love. By love, I mean creative participation with life in ways that generate new things; that, in fact, give form to the blueprint and the ultimate meaning – the … Continue reading

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FIRST STEP

We had the first of our Meditation-Dialogues recently and, as promised, I am offering a few thoughts, on the content as well as the process, for both felt important. In terms of the process, we followed what I have found … Continue reading

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MEDITATION-DIALOGUE

While there is an obvious meaning to the words ‘meditation-dialogue’ as a dialogue that is enhanced by meditation, the term also suggests something more that may occur when the two apparently opposite processes are brought together. So, let me examine … Continue reading

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