No Place on Earth

  “There is no place on earth where we can be free of ourselves.” —Charlotte Joko Beck in Nothing Special: Living Zen Occasionally, while reading a book, a particular sentence… Read More

The Twin Sisters–A Fairytale

(Artwork the courtesy of Karla Jean Gallagher.  See more at www.missprintsandmasterpieces.com,)   Now, this is a story that happened not too long ago.  There were two sisters who were identical twins. … Read More

The Five Truths

Just recently I was asked to give a presentation to a group of problem gamblers and accompanying family members, all of whom were participating in an outpatient treatment program in… Read More

What You Believe, You Perceive

Years ago I was part of a men’s spirituality group.  We met every other week for a couple of hours.  We focused primarily on A Course in Miracles and The… Read More

What Are You Waiting For?

I was recently reminded of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.  Most everyone is familiar with this story.  It is a great adventure, but there is also… Read More

Your Two Faces

Do you realize that you have two faces?  Yes, there are only two faces you have to show to the world.  The impacts of each face on the well-being and… Read More

Never Underestimate . . .

Back in the late 1960s when I was in graduate school at the University of Nebraska, a fellow graduate student, Bill, and I regularly played tennis at a park full… Read More

Did Curiosity Really Kill the Cat???

Have you ever met people who, simply put, were uninteresting?  Perhaps it was because they only wanted to talk about themselves.  Or maybe, they talked about only one subject–sports, politics,… Read More

The Ungrateful Dead

(Artwork the courtesy of Karla Jean Gallagher.  See more at www.missprintsandmasterpieces.com,) My apologies to the Grateful Dead followers for this title.  I chose it to write about gratitude because I… Read More

Whence Kindness???

Years ago I read an essay entitled “Manners Matter.”  It was written by a social psychologist whose name I have forgotten, but the basic premise of the essay has stayed… Read More
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