I have 9 fans: Become a Fan. You'll get emails whenever I post articles on OpEdNews
Retired, reformed capitalist, recovering consumer, quasi-luddite, artist, self-published poet, spiritual growth activist, animal rights advocate and Reiki master - originally from New Jersey, now living near the great urban experiment called Detroit.
The Old Testament story about the Hebrew's wilderness encounter with manna speaks to me about the truth of self-discovery and what it means when we decide to leave our own personal wilderness. Series: Poetry (3 Articles, 2801 views)
Friday, December 22, 2017(1 comments)
Intuitive Anarchy: Not Your Father's Utopia
The term, Intuitive Anarchy, expresses the idea of a novel way to deal with social and political authority. Instead of taking an oppositional stance like other forms of anarchy, Intuitive Anarchy bypasses authority altogether.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017(3 comments)
Crown Chakra Mandala
One in a series of stylized mandala designs representing the 7 chakras. The Crown Chakra is the seventh chakra, symbolized by the color white. Located at the top of the head, it is the Divinity center, associated with the mystical experience of oneness with the divine. Series: Chakra Mandalas (7 Articles, 10891 views)
Sunday, December 10, 2017(13 comments)
The Consciousness Underground
A silent but powerful transformation is taking place right now -- and it's happening on a global scale. There's evidence to support the belief that humanity is entering a new phase of evolutionary development. This underground movement is the most significant social, political and spiritual phenomenon of our time. Series: Conscious Evolution (1 Articles, 969 views)
Third Eye Chakra Mandala
One in a series of stylized mandala designs representing the 7 chakras. The Third Eye Chakra is the sixth chakra, symbolized by the color purple. Located at the brow, above the base of the nose, it is related to intuitive knowing and facilitates clear thought in spiritual contemplation and self reflection. Series: Chakra Mandalas (7 Articles, 10891 views)
Saturday, November 25, 2017(2 comments)
Throat Chakra Mandala
A stylized mandala design, representing the throat chakra. This is the fifth chakra, and it is symbolized by the color blue. Located in the neck, it is related to the acceptance of one's originality, the expression of one's authentic voice, and the ability to speak one's truth. Besides the mandala's basic meditative benefit, they have also been infused with Reiki healing energy. Series: Chakra Mandalas (7 Articles, 10891 views)
Thursday, November 16, 2017(2 comments)
Roy Moore Controversy Shines Spotlight on Evangelical Culture
The allegations against Roy Moore for "dating" teenage girls when he was in his 30s has shined a spotlight on a subset of evangelical Christian culture that encourages older men to do exactly that, and encourages young women to be receptive to it.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Heart Chakra Mandala
One in a series of stylized mandala designs representing the 7 chakras. The heart chakra is the fourth chakra. It is symbolized by a lotus with 12 petals and the color green. This chakra is located in the center of the chest at the level of the heart. It is the center of love, warmth, caring and compassion for self and others. Series: Chakra Mandalas (7 Articles, 10891 views)
Monday, November 6, 2017(3 comments)
Solar Plexus Chakra Mandala
One in a series of stylized mandala designs representing the 7 chakras. The solar plexus chakra is the third chakra. It is symbolized by a downward pointing triangle with ten petals. Its color is yellow, and is located between the navel and solar plexus. It is the center of self-worth, self-confidence and self-esteem. Series: Chakra Mandalas (7 Articles, 10891 views)
Friday, October 27, 2017(1 comments)
Sacral Chakra Mandala
One in a series of stylized mandala designs representing the 7 chakras. Each has been infused with Reiki healing energy. The sacral chakra is the second chakra. It is symbolized by a six-petaled lotus holding a crescent moon. Its color is orange and is located in the pelvic area, above the root chakra. It is the centre of feeling, emotion, pleasure, sensuality, intimacy, and connection. Series: Chakra Mandalas (7 Articles, 10891 views)
Saturday, October 21, 2017(12 comments)
Root Chakra Mandala
One in a series of stylized mandala designs representing the 7 chakras. The root chakra is the first. It is symbolized by a lotus with four petals and the colour red. This centre is located at the base of the spine. It is related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality. Series: Chakra Mandalas (7 Articles, 10891 views)
The Keystone Cops-like administrative ineptitude demonstrated by the Trump administration in its first 60+ days has been staggering. Trump is plainly in over his head. One can just imagine him in cabinet meetings daydreaming about hotels and golf courses Series: Political Cartoon (6 Articles, 5675 views)
Friday, March 24, 2017(2 comments)
Ryancare Revealed (Cartoon)
Cartoon commentary on the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. Whatever the stated intended goal, one thing should be clear - it's not to provide adequate health care for all Americans. It's sole purpose is to further enrich corporate coffers. After all, the free market cures all ills. Series: Political Cartoon (6 Articles, 5675 views)
Conservatives Fiddle While America Burns
Comment on a recent newspaper editorial that missed an opportunity to confront the real issues we're facing as a country. In so doing, it used a common conservative tactic of attempting to divert attention from the present by re-introducing the past.
A Myth in Pursuit of Happiness
The quest for material wealth is a misdirected attempt to obtain the most basic of human needs: love and security. The myth suggests that these needs can be satisfied by having lots of money. However, this is based on two mistaken beliefs. First, wealth doesn't guarantee being genuinely loved by anyone. Second, it assumes that just having enough money can guarantee safety and security.
The Christian Church In America is Dead - Donald Trump's Election Proves It!
The Christian church in America is dead. The ultimate proof? How else could Donald Trump, a candidate who so clearly embodies anti-christian beliefs and attitudes be elected President in what is proclaimed to be a "Christian" country?
The Church is left with a choice. Either upgrade its software (mythology) to become more user friendly (relevant), or stay with a comfortably familiar but no longer effective way of healing
Long as You Buy, Big Food Doesn't Care If You Live or Die
The agriculture, dairy, food processing and retail industries only care about squeezing out every penny of profit - at the expense of the public's physical, emotional and spiritual health. The consumer's health and happiness are of no concern, despite the industry propaganda.
The Alarm From Easter Island
The story of Easter Island provides a clear warning about the exploitation of cultural and environmental resources.
Friday, February 21, 2014(4 comments)
In Awe of The Ordinary
Awe is a feeling that comes from a mysterious place deep within the heart and soul. There, we connect with that which is beyond description and understanding - something that can ony be felt - something that can be shared, but not explained.
Monday, April 8, 2013(1 comments)
We've Been Converted!
Introduction to a personal blog that tracks the author's experience with learning how to implement a nutrarian life style and diet, as prescribed by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.
The Religious Right? Wrong!
A look at the motivation and effect of radically conservative Christian ideology on current American political and social policy.
Friday, January 13, 2012(4 comments)
The Great American Money Myth
A discussion of the fallacies surrounding the concept of wealth in America, with the central premise that the possibility of becoming wealthy as it is held out to the average American is a willful deception .