Soul Matters – February 2017
While this is the Year of the Rooster, I’m thinking about other birds of late: ducks and swans to be precise. You might recall the story of The Ugly Duckling, in […]
Soul Matters – December 2016/January 2017
Here’s a holiday pop quiz:
Do you remember what you received for Christmas last year?
Do you remember what you gave?
Me either. Sad, ain’t it? All the getting and spending and, by […]
Soul Matters – November 2016
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~T. S. Eliot
The greatest challenges humans face throughout their lives are two:
1) the challenge of where to start
2) the challenge of when to stop
There is something special about the number seven. I can’t explain […]
It is famously said that when the student is ready, the teacher appears. Sometimes, that teacher comes as a coyote in a pick-up truck.
In Native American mythology, the coyote is a trickster. Like the court […]
They say things change the more they stay the same. Sometimes this is reassuring, but more often than not is just depressing as hell.
I’ve been going through about 60 pounds of cards and letters that […]
Soul Matters – February 2016
Warning: This column has nothing whatsoever to do with Valentine’s, the Lunar New Year, or other such niceties. You may find it helpful, however, if Life has thrown you a few […]
Soul Matters – Dec 2015/Jan 2016
One of the most difficult things in the world is to know who you really are. I’ve spent half my life now getting to know who my Self is: the […]
Soul Matters – November 2015
It was a busy day at the graveyard. Abnormally busy. Raking leaves from my parents’ gravesite I noticed a number of people walking by. It took me a while to figure […]
Soul Matters – October 2015
When my son was in preschool I asked him about a particular boy in his class, and whether he liked him. His reply was, “No. He’s a pusher guy.”
I thought about […]