What I Thought About This Morning…When I Wasn’t Supposed To Be Thinking About Anything

  “The longing for presence may in fact be The most basic human desire.”  ~David Benner, Presence and Encounter, p. 11 Morning contemplation has changed my life. Changed the quality of my life, and many moments of it. I have my friend Dave Player to thank for that. I still have a note he sent … Continue reading What I Thought About This Morning…When I Wasn’t Supposed To Be Thinking About Anything

Up At Five

  (This was written circa 2014, while living in our house on Caper here in Boise.) Morning It’s just a few minutes after 5:00 a.m.  Outside on my tiny, barely-holds-two-chairs-and-a-mini-table front porch I breathe in the smell of last night’s rain.  It was just a short spate, just Mother Nature spitting last night, but enough … Continue reading Up At Five

I Am Better

“One of the problems that comes from being raised in a patriotic and chauvinistic culture like ours is that we are bred from birth to believe in our own superiority (italics added). It’s not only patriotism that instills this conviction. Our religions, our ethnic back grounds, our educational and cultural training, and the media advertising … Continue reading I Am Better