The Population Problem

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In the late 1950s, I spent a blissful year in the French provinces living in a boisterous and loving French-Catholic family as an au ... READ MORE

Samsara, The Movie

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A few years ago at a showing of the film Baraka I walked out in the middle not wanting to see one more scene of gorgeously shot images of ... READ MORE

A Karmic Experiment

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I think weve all had the experience of noticing something or someone we think is beautiful on the street, at a party. Mostly, we keep it ... READ MORE

Slavebird

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I was eating a sandwich at a picnic table at the edge of a gorgeous meadow near the coast, spending a day of solitude and quiet. Hawks flew overhead ... READ MORE

Love, Poetry and Grace

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For Roald Hoffmann

The day before leaving for a few days of retreat in the country, the mail brought an unexpected gift of a book of ... READ MORE

Tell Me A Story

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Terry Pratchett, my favorite writer of fantasy and childrens literature from England, has written:

Theres always a story. Its all stories, ... READ MORE

Home Sick

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Im' someone who enjoys the occasional bad cold, when I get to drop all my to-dos and lie back for a few days of self-indulgent misery. Tucked in bed ... READ MORE