35 by 13

December 31st, 2015

Madeira Island is 35 miles long and 13 miles wide.  I was recently speaking about Maine to Marco and Antonio.  Both of them want to come to the States. I was telling them that Boston was only 2 hours away. They laughed hysterically and said we could probably go from … Continue reading

Boomers – Put Your Activist Hats Back On!

December 28th, 2015

    One thing we boomers did really well in our 20’s was DEMONSTRATING!  How about if  you get really psyched about doing something for an important cause right here, right now in 2016. Last night I watched a documentary that was recently released called – “This Changes Everything.” It … Continue reading

Present Moment Contemplations

December 15th, 2015

The Virtues and Arrogance of Becoming Enlightened. Being enlightened does not give you the right to assume that you know if someone else is enlightened, or that  you know whether someone else gets “love” or is practicing present moment awareness. That kind of thinking is simply being judgemental. Let kindness be … Continue reading

A Ceative Writing Experiment

December 14th, 2015

A crazy fun experiment. Maybe I can write fiction. The following story line is something I wrote over 2 years ago. Reading it now – I am surprised by my own creativity. I found it yesterday in my phone notes. In September 2013, a friend of mine and I decided to … Continue reading

Cuba Today – Part I

December 13th, 2015

My fellow boomers are likely to sympathize with me on this one. No I did not take the best of notes on my trip. I have a bad memory and it is now 3 months later. I need you to cut me a little slack. So I knew some of … Continue reading

Cuba Today – Part ll

December 12th, 2015

Cuban Propaganda – I don’t think so. The Average Cuban person has few worries but also few opportunities to change their station in life. Socialism is tough but Cubans get free housing, free healthcare, and free education. Their biggest expense is food which is subsidized. Cuba has apparently some great … Continue reading

Audio Books

March 14th, 2015

In my January 2015 post, I identify two Joseph Campbell audio books I listen to – all the time. Another audiobook I recently enjoyed listening to was The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection & Courage. Show up and let yourself be seen. “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we … Continue reading

Consciousness – What Is It?

January 24th, 2015

Over the past two years, I would attribute my own level of consciousness raising to, more than anything or anyone else, finding Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. … Continue reading