Interbeing, Relating, The New Story

17 Years since Columbine

{First published on elephant journal} Dylan Klebold was 17 and Eric Harris 18 when they walked into their high school in suburban Denver, planted huge bombs concealed in duffel bags in the cafeteria that would have killed and maimed hundreds had they exploded, then shot dozens of people on the school grounds and killed 15,… Continue reading 17 Years since Columbine


Terrorists, the terrorized & me.

“An eye-for-eye and tooth-for-tooth would lead to a world of the blind and toothless.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi The question is not whether to pray for Paris, or to pray for Beirut or Kenya or Israel or Palestine or the USA. Get it? Obviously, we can and do pray for the victims of any violent attack… Continue reading Terrorists, the terrorized & me.

Dharma Teachings

Stop the Palinsanity.

“All violence is the result of people tricking themselves into believing that their pain derives from other people and that consequently those people deserve to be punished.” ~Marshall Rosenberg {Read this on Elephant Journal.} Wouldn’t our lives be easier if Sarah Palin was single-handedly responsible for the atrocities in Arizona yesterday? She was not. Obviously.… Continue reading Stop the Palinsanity.

Guatemala, Karma yoga, Metta

land of eternal contradiction

"If you assume that there's no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for human freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there's a chance you may contribute to making a better world. That's your choice." ~Noam Chomsky ζ Before moving here, I was totally… Continue reading land of eternal contradiction


divided we fall

"Hate no one; hate their vice, not themselves." ~JGC Brainard September 11, 2001, I woke up to my clock radio at 8:08 a.m. Half asleep, I heard something about a plane crashing into a building. I mindlessly turned the radio off. I rolled over and fell back into the dream state. As I slept, people were… Continue reading divided we fall