Ahimsa

Note- I wrote this as part of a discussion in my town on the issue of wearing a mask while walking or running on town trails and sidewalks during the COVID pandemic. I thought I would share with you for your consideration. I’m a regular runner on the trail. You may have seen me out … Read more Ahimsa

NEIGHBORS

The sun rises eyes open the market opens too a worker stocks shelves with corn, tomatoes, and onions preparing for the day a mother makes breakfast her little girl washes her face and dresses for school she eats breakfast while watching cartoons on television  good bye kisses and hugs are shared there is work, school, … Read more NEIGHBORS

GRIEF

I wrote the following letter to a friend whose 30 year old son passed away suddenly early this year. She reached out to me asking for my advice. I thought I would share it with the hope that it may provide some comfort to others as well. My thoughts have been with you often since … Read more GRIEF

Non-Violent Views

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. Douglas MacArthur The war… was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forbearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides. Robert E. Lee People never … Read more Non-Violent Views

PEACE & war

There would be less war if…. There would be less war if political and military leaders were required to fight on the front There would be less war if battles weren’t fought in places that are distant from most of us There would be less war if political leaders and the media didn’t demonize or … Read more PEACE & war

Serengeti Paparazzi

Here’s a conversation I recently overheard while on safari in the Serengeti. Lion wife- Honey, I’m going out to pick up some dinner for us. Do you feel like anything special tonight? Lion husband- Well, since you asked, I have had a hankering for that lovely warthog that you used to make. My mouth is … Read more Serengeti Paparazzi