Category Archives: General

The World Knows How to Break Our Hearts

The world knows how to break our hearts. U.S. Representative Gabrielle Gifford is in critical condition because yesterday a gunman shot her in the head at almost point blank while she was meeting with constituents in front of a Safeway in Tucson, Arizona. The gunman also killed John M. Roll, 63, a federal district court […]

Them’s To Blame

In our attempt to live in this troubled world we are battered daily with accusations and finger pointing at groups of people unlike ourselves. We load blame on “them.” In 2010 the US saw an unload onto immigrants in Arizona and Muslims trying to construct a community center a few blocks from Ground Zero in […]

Healing Wounds

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow We call them our enemies, but what they share with us brings us all in a light of understanding and hope — human suffering.  The deep wounds […]

Fluxing Poetic

In early September I witnessed a new word forming; fluxing. At a workshop at 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle, Tias Little, discussing the ever changing nature of reality, spoke of the world as “fluxing.” Then he paused to note that he had created a new word. Of course he merely added a participle ending to […]


Change happens, that is for certain, but sometimes it comes along and knocks you off your feet. My dear friend, Sudharman, died July 5th. In 1998 he and I roomed together at the basic Integral Yoga Teacher’s Training at the Satchidananda Ashram (Yogaville) in Buckingham, Virginia. Sudharman, born Joseph Fenton in 1940 in Duluth, Minnesota,  […]