Category Archives: Commentary

Rain Drops

Today I spent some time away from the acclaim and the disdain of news and sitting outside I watched the rain come down. I was protected only from the wet.  I felt the rain’s sibilant sounds, the damp, and the constant mesmeric rhythm of nature’s symphony. I felt the divine singularity of a timpani drip and the clap of drops on leaf. It enveloped my whole body with a splash of wonder, and I watched the forest cleansing from the detritus dust of humankind. What a…

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Recuring Thoughts

I’m wondering where we are going as a society these days and even as a global humanity.  It seems to me there are more deceptions, disagreements, and more contentions within our common exchanges of thought and action. Daily transactions often end in arguments over innocuous issues. Negotiations over important issues in the chambers of government and corporate boardrooms lack conversational courtesy and completion.  What has happened to us? Are we so cemented in blind opinion that we refuse to consider another thought or idea as…

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The Number 13!

Today is Friday the 13th. Some thoughts on Tristadecaphobia. The fear of the number thirteen. The superstition is ancient; it may have been enhanced during the time of Christ. There were 13 people at the last supper before Christ was betrayed. Also, it is believed the crucifixion took place on a Friday, so the combination of the number and the day became a bad omen. In American history, however, the number thirteen is esoterically prominent. Take out a dollar bill. Look at the back side.…

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The cave: appreciation and lesson

The worried world is breathing a sigh of relief this morning. All twelve boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a cave in Thailand. For some it is a miracle, for others, it is a testimony to the will, the expertise, the sacrifice of many who used skill, cooperation, and bravery to save thirteen lives. If at any point during the reporting of this story you hoped, or you prayed they all would get out safely, then this morning you and I owe…

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