It's my personal soapbox, a place for me to express thoughts and feelings, musings and rants, reflections and recollections; to have fun with words -- about things spiritual, environmental, social, political, economic, and, from time to time, personal. And of course about peace. Soapboxes are in public places (as London's legendary Hyde Park) on purpose, and so I invite conversations with you, for it is through civil discourse that we can gain some perspective on the seeming chaos of these changing times and learn together how to shape a positive future for ourselves, our communities, and the generations to come.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Buddha as Community Peacebuilder

We may have a powerful ally in community peacebuilding! An article in today’s San Francisco Chronicle chronicles The Buddha’s work in dissolving crime and building peace in a formerly crime-ridden neighborhood of Oakland, California.

See the article here.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Militarization of Police

And the backlash begins! What’s the Pentagon going to do with all this stuff when it gets dropped back on their doorstep? Maybe put it on Craigslist or Ebay? Or donate it to Goodwill?? Click here.

The Secret Revealed!

Two yogis, sitting lotus on the top of a mountain, have discovered the secret to mindless meditation! Click here.