We can all rededicate ourselves, every single day. "We human beings have created many of the problems in today’s world. As long as we have strong negative emotions and we view our fellow beings in terms of ‘us’ and ‘them’, there will be a tendency to try to destroy them. We must recognise the oneness … Continue reading Rededicate to Peace
July 7 - Ringo Starr's birthday, and his annual birthday wish: at noon your time, wish everyone around you "peace and love." Needed now as much as it ever has been. https://youtu.be/Euqxgv7To-U
50 years ago this week, we lost a leader in the movement to make our country, and our world, more humane.
Celebrating the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: peace is the path.
Ringo Starr turns 77 today, 7-7-2017. He asks that everyone pause wherever we are, whatever we're doing, at noon local time, to wish one and all peace and love. The wave of peace and love starts in New Zealand and travels the world, like a left-handed drummer creating a pattern on a right-handed kit. Here's … Continue reading Peace and Love Wave
I believe our most audacious hope and challenge is to approach one another with loving kindness. Even those with whom we have deep disagreements. Especially, perhaps, those with whom we have deep disagreements. I'm not good at it yet, though; I have a long way to go. Because today all I can feel is sadness for so … Continue reading The miracle
On Saint Valentine's Day, let's celebrate our ability to love. Love reaches outside ourselves and desires the best for the beloved. Start by loving those around us. Love a partner, love a child, love a dog, love music, love the beauty of a sunrise, love a painting, love the sensation of breathing fresh air, love … Continue reading Love
It was the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr day in 2008 when a conversation with a friend sparked what would become An Alien's Guide to World Domination. We pondered the meaning of a holiday devoted to a complicated human who, nonetheless, consistently spoke of peace and love. We wondered if there were ways to … Continue reading Joining the conversation
Thoughts on how our stories can humanize in my contribution this month to the Writers' Vineyard: Even when tempted to shirk the dark, fiction writers can offer views of our emotions, thoughts, plans, dreams, fears, and hopes that help us all realize the essential truth that holds us together: We are all human. Read the whole … Continue reading On the Writers’ Vineyard: Stories that humanize