Janus was the Romans’ two-faced god – but wasn’t a politician’s patron.

He was the god of new beginnings and perspective on the old, not selfishness and age-old greed. And my perspective on the past? It’s that we’re condemned to continue it, at least for the immediate future…. Read More

A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a park –

along with an imam, some nuns of various stripes and a few people dressed in Eastern robes. One of these days I should probably learn how to identify a Hindu and Buddhist cleric on sight, as… Read More

Are you using or being used by religion? Here’s how to tell.

No matter the tenets of a particular creed, I’m pretty sure we can agree that most religions incorporate two basic purposes: instilling ethics and explaining the unknown. But church leaders politic for power. Church members proselytize…. Read More

How do you fight fires set by firemen?

I was at a symphony performance a few nights ago and about halfway into one of the pieces I noticed string section members looking to each other with questioning glances. Then I saw the conductor look… Read More

What’s the point?

I think it’s exploration. Explore whoever and wherever you are –your body, your mind, your soul, your spirit, your place. Learn how you tick. Learn what makes you tick. Know it better than anyone or anything… Read More

Why do we laugh at newspaper hoarders and admire money hoarders?

We’ve seen the cartoons, laughed at the television programs, sympathized with people dealing with those dotty old newspaper hoarding, cat-loving, catsup-packet-snatching relatives. Yet we praise, admire and try to emulate these same characteristics when we see… Read More

Good Morning! I think.

Ever wake up and feel like it’s your day off? Really a day off – with nothing on the calendar and nothing hanging over you needing to be wrapped up? [If you haven’t, come along on… Read More

The Hitchcock scene in my shower

I was standing in the shower the other morning and something caught my eye. I looked up through the skylight to see a bird looking back at me. I nodded to it and went back to… Read More

What a kid’s view of Captain Kirk taught me about life.

At first I thought I’d regret spending a rainy Sunday matinee at the new Star Trek. As the house lights dimmed and stragglers tried not to spill their popcorn and barrel-sized beverages on the rest of… Read More

I came upon a child of god

During my last trip to the US I was searching for a non-rightwing talk, non-gospel radio station while driving through the mountains. The terrain made signal reception of any sort problematic, to say the least, since… Read More