November 10, 2019

Many things that are simple are not necessarily easy. Chess. The pieces move in simple and straightforward ways, and the goal is relatively simple. But chess takes a lifetime to master, if you ever do master it. Baseball. The rules are very simple, the goal easy to und...

November 10, 2019

Friday night, I went to a play put on by a tiny theater company here in Columbus called Available Light Theater. It was based on a book written by a woman named Cheryl Strayed who wrote an advice column. In the play we see the actors play the parts of letter writers, a...

I recently mentioned to co-worker that people often share with me their sad and painful stories. Some are asking for advice, some just want the ear or shoulder of an objective listener. The common thread, however, is that each person who shares does so because somethin...

February 12, 2019

author's note: This talk was written and delivered shortly after the 2016 Presidential election, in the hopes that those who are working for a more kind and engaged world have the tools needed to not only be effective, but take care of their mental, emotional, and phys...

Where are you? Right this second, this moment, where are you? Are you in this room, listening to the sound of my voice, enjoying the artwork, experiencing the feeling the cushion underneath you? Perhaps you are partially here, and partially at home in your warm bed wit...

Today I’d like to talk about bowing. There are many reasons people bow; some cultural, some religious, but many different reasons. 

I know some people have difficulty with the fact that some Buddhists bow to Buddha statues. The 2nd and 3rd commandments of the Christian...

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