Beyond the Final Frontier

Star Trek painting

My partner gave me this painting from artist David Thornberry for Christmas. It’s taken from Star Trek: The Original Series‘ third season, an episode entitled “Spectre of the Gun”. In that episode, the Enterprise trespasses into the territory of an … Continue reading

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Shining a Light Within

Big Sur Bench

A few weeks ago I had a silent retreat at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur. For a couple of days I watched the ocean and listened to birds. I paid attention to my dreams and went on long walks down … Continue reading

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Barking at Shadows

Shiva Nataraja

Las Vegas. The Rohingya in Myanmar. Syria. Charlottesville. The list of atrocities grows. How can we hold such pain? What do we do with our anger? Where do we go from here? A wise response is both external and internal. … Continue reading

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