Just the Facts

Mel Pine’s “Litany of Gratitude” was removed from the Worship Web.

Everything Old Is New Again

…history seems to be repeating itself with a President even weirder than Nixon and probably less principled, in a climate that seems more polarized.

Walls — Disassembly Required

Modern research and writing on racism focuses on its systemic nature, which can’t be denied. But I don’t know how to re-engineer a culture or redistribute its power. I do know how to break down walls and feel my oneness with all beings.

Dear Leslie Mac:

Mel Pine’s rebuttal to the charges of white racism that are coming his way.

Trump as Zen Koan

Is Donald Trump a fully enlightened Buddha sent to awaken all of us?

Trump and Learning from My Crises

I had thought that most of my fellow citizens agreed on the core values of inclusion and mutual respect…that most of us welcomed our diversity. Maybe I was misled by the idealism of the 1960’s.

The Man in the High Castle

We never know for sure whether the decisions we make — the actions we take — will make the world better or worse. Yet we keep trying.

Re-blog from September 2015: I Know How Joe Biden Feels

Originally posted on Melting-Pot Dharma:
I know how Joe Biden feels. I don’t think I’ve ever used that phrase before, becauseĀ of course we can never know. But this time I think I’m close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades. Joe lost his 46-year-old son Beau less than four months ago, on May 30. Two days…

I’m Sick and Tired of…

I’m sick and tired of my white privilege. And I’m sick and tired of having my nose rubbed in my white privilege.

Reflection on Election, with Compassion

But most of all the election result has called into question my own eyes of compassion and commitment to the inherent worth and dignity of every person. I failed to see how fearful and angry were so many of my fellow Americans.

Re-Blog: Profile of a Trump Supporter

Blogging has brought me many friends, some from different cultures, and some with different belief systems. We share our deeply held convictions via a mutual respect that grows out of our sincerity. I share this column today by one of those dear friends whom I value for her honesty. I ask you to read it with respect and a desire to understand.