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.

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.

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.


I voted today. I wish I could say I was proud of it. Much has been written about this election. There’s nothing I can add about that, but maybe there’s something to say about my vote. I realized this morning that I was voting out of fear rather than hope. My Buddhist practice leans heavily…

In a Time Such as This

Those of us who are not starving, being bombed, or being shot at all need to make daily decisions about what we can do for those who are, and what’s OK to do for ourselves.

Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?

We smirk at Trump now, but how can any one of us know when he’ll become a real threat, as McCarthy did? Maybe it’s time to take Trump seriously.

Of Lunacy and Rabid Dogs

Originally posted on undercoverBAT's Blog:
?? “[The] idea that we should bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America — it is nothing less than lunacy.” –Senator Ted Cruz M enters my classroom on the first day of school tall and quiet and skinny. His eyes carry a haunted expression.? M is…

American Capitalism Ain’t All Bad

Buddhism teaches that there is no this without that. There’s a bright side to American capitalism that might not exist without the dark side.