#NotMe, a Decent Guy Speaks Up

Part I, by Ramona McKean Oh, how the arena of power politics has developed as of late, with men in authoritative and/or prestigious positions being brought down by allegations of sexual misconduct. The power of victims is growing, and for the most part I'm glad. A world dominated by patriarchy has been, and continues to be, [...]

Angels Among Us

Angels have been defined as “spiritual beings that act as compassionate agents of the Divine.” Do you believe these spiritual beings exist? Do you believe they’re here among us? I do and I’d like to write about two kinds, which will include a personal tribute to one. […]

If It be Your Will, a Tribute to Leonard Cohen

September 21, 1934-November 7, 2016 Leonard Cohen's voice will not be "still."  His music will continue to live on in the hearts of millions now and to come. Like many, when the news was released on November 10th that Leonard Cohen had passed away, I cried. Two days later, his son Adam posted a touching [...]

Music to Build Bridges, Cohen, KD and Hallelujah

In my previous blog, Music to Build Bridges, I shared a message about man-made problems that divide the human race and cause needless suffering. Problems include such things as non-communication, prejudice, greed, racism, sexism, and so on. Human problems are largely about disconnection, first from ourselves and then from others. How is music able to [...]

Music to Build Bridges

With so many forces dividing humanity, some people figure this world should cease to be. As a matter of fact, one young man, Prince Ea, has recently gone viral advocating just that! In his first video, “Why I Think This World Should End,” he goes through a litany of woes that divide the human race, a veritable [...]

Deja-Vus are Glitches in Time

Déjà-vus take us into the gap, the spaces “in between” where time does not exist. “This moment has happened before, exactly like this, the angle, the look, the words, the actions.” It’s like the spontaneous flash of recollection makes you stop in your tracks. You notice a pronounced feeling of strange familiarity. [...]

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“From Sticks to Bricks to Textbooks,” Outreach to Tanzania

Elephants and Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world! Photo by Amoghavarsha It takes a village to raise a child. Yes. And it sometimes takes a group of outside caring people to support that village to raise that child! Working with [...]

A Life Written in Water, Anita Mui (梅艳芳)

In Memory of Anita Mui 梅艳芳 October 10, 1963 – December 30, 2003 What is a life written in water? Meaningful or empty? If it had a melody, would it sound happy or sad, or something else? Anita Mui sang the evocative “A Life Written in Water” in a 1984 Hong Kong movie called “Homecoming.” Anita was a superstar [...]