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The Way of the Monarch

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  If you pay attention, the natural world can inspire some very deep thinking.

The Rise of Indigenous Wisdom

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First published in 2013, a book of essays by an Indigenous writer is soaring on a The New York Times list of bestsellers. What’s going on?  

A Journey to the True Self

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“From the very beginning, I felt more horse than human.” Lynda Evans, Artist       “I could neigh before I could talk,” says Lynda Evans. And she ran and neighed on a green of the golf course near her home in an affluent, country club community in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also drew horses at… Read more »

Waking Up to a New Day

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  The devastating hacking of my computer became a gift in a way. But first, a little background.

Why Are You Here?

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  What? What do you mean, why am I here? To make a good life, of course.

The Countdown to Three

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  It began with this sense of waiting, of expectancy. And then I tuned into the significance of the number three.

A New Perspective on COVID-19

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I’m back. I’ve just been thinking for two months about how to write through this pandemic without stirring up more fear or anger. And then I got help–from the voice of a shaman.

Milk’s Great Moment

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  “I’m not going to drink something that came out of a cow’s pants!”  

The Dominion of the Microbe

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  What is required, overall, is a new paradigm in the way people think about disease. Laurie Garrett, author of The Coming Plague   

Another Epidemic Rises

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  This second epidemic is not of disease, like COVID-19, but of despair–within a certain demographic of American men.

Ready to Go “Meta?”

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Appearing just weeks before the world began to move into an international health emergency, Deepak Chopra’s latest book, Meta Human, may come to the spiritual rescue of many readers. Because of my interest in alternative medicine and the spiritual factor in healing, I had engaged with the writings of Deepak Chopra decades ago. However, he was… Read more »

The Joyful Chasing of Birds

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“I spent a career chasing electrons. Then I decided to chase birds.” Tom Taylor

The Guided Moment

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  Are you ready for a way of understanding beyond logic?

A Good Life

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  Sitting right next to me was a world champion weightlifter, a restoration caver, and my next blog topic.