DIVORCING REALITY: THE CASE FOR SEPARATION The two worst case scenarios for the 2020 national election are that Donald Trump wins the election or that he loses. If he wins, we’ll have four more years to invite a terminal catastrophe or wallow in the trough of arrogance, ignorance and greed. If he loses, don’t expect… Read More
Question: “What do you think of euthanasia?” Answer: “I guess they’re a lot like kids everywhere.” — heard in my youth on the radio program, “Youth Wants to Know.” On St. Patrick’s Day, 2000, my wife, Margaret, our son, Rob, and I were at the local pub with her 89 year-old father. Ben had just… Read More
POST #3: “CERES, For A Living Planet” We were sailing along the coast of Marblehead, Massachusetts, our annual CERES Board retreat outing. It had been several long days, with yet another to come. The ocean was blue to black, unfathomably environmental, resting our fervent struggles for the fate of the planet in its embrace. But… Read More
Post #2, “Other Voices” In 1982, while putting together an issue of “Communities” about spiritual change, my travels took me to Eugene, Oregon. I was invited to appear on a radio show on the subject. Afterwards, the host, sharing her own dilemma, told me this story: “For years, I had an interior voice. We would… Read More
Persephone’s Quest: BLOG POST #1 For this first Blog, I turn to a story that begins like this: Queen Hera has convened a noisy and contentious cohort of Goddesses on Mount Olympus. Hera: “Girls, ladies, simmer down.” As they settle, she continues, “On the occasion of the vernal equinox, as we enter… Read More
by Paul Freundlich “Marco Polo during his travels to the Orient…recounts a story he heard, of the “Old Man of the Mountain” who would drug his young followers with hashish. After being drugged, the devotees were said to be taken to a paradise-like garden filled with attractive young maidens. Here, they were told that they were… Read More
From the early days of the Peace Corps, by turns playful and passionate, a lyrical montage of images set to music of the world the Volunteers worked in and the people with whom they worked.