Reducing The Number of Abortions

Reducing The Number of Abortions

For some unknown reason, this [anti-abortion] branch of Christianity cherishes the unborn and hates the living person. ~Vine Deloria Jr. What is it that draws a person to worship the velutinous flesh of the preborn only to reject them when the flesh squeezes through the birth canal and walks the earth as a post born? […]

Verse On Subway Halls

Verse On Subway Halls

The walls are the publishers of the poor. ~Eduardo Galeano There is a scene in the Monty Python movie, Life of Brian, where Brian writes on the walls, “Romani ite Domum” (Romans go home). The oppressed striking out against the oppressor with the only highly visible space available, the city walls, to gain a sliver, […]

The Repricklicans and Dickocrats Are Not Our Friends

The Repricklicans and Dickocrats Are Not Our Friends

Knights view the world as a cataclysmic conflict with winners and losers, with battles to be fought, and with right and wrong as dominant drivers. Gardners…have the instinct to look for ways to heal, to connect, and to grow the people they encounter. These biases affect the way people buy groceries, practice a religion (or […]

The Extra Ordinary is the Ordinary

The Extra Ordinary is the Ordinary

I always feel uncomfortable when people speak about ordinary mortals because I’ve never met an ordinary man, woman, or child. ~Joseph Campbell I am a firm believer that every human being matters no matter if they are exalted by the masses, shunned as an untouchable, or an orange haired racist residing in America’s number one […]

Embracing Authenticity

Embracing Authenticity

It breaks my heart when I meet a person and learn they are hiding parts of themselves so the can appear to fit in. ~Unknown One of the greatest gifts I received from my parents, besides unconditional love, was their coaching to ensure we each bloomed into our own flower be it red or yellow […]

Increase the Peace

Increase the Peace

War and peace start in the human heart and whether the heart is open or whether that heart closes has global implications. ~Pema Chodron An open heart is at peace with the world. A closed heart is at war with itself. Peace outside the self reflects internal peace. War with the self manifests as ware […]

The Most Powerful Explosions Start With Ideas

The Most Powerful Explosions Start With Ideas

I don’t believe there are dangerous writers: the danger of certain books is not in the books themselves but in the passion of their readers. ~Octavio Paz Gunpowder is an uninteresting chemical compound until it is compressed then ignited unleashing violence beyond its scant physical dimensions. The violence can be channeled for devastation as when […]


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