Throwing Seeds

I’m determined to spread as many more seeds as I can, in part because Thomas cannot.

Life Flows On

Buddhism teaches that impermanence is a pre-configured part of life, but judging from our experience some lives and some times are more impermanent than others.


…stay tuned for more on Dzogchen and Lama Surya as well as other Buddhist disciplines and progressive approaches to Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and spirituality in general.

Spooky Stuff

It’s comforting and predictable to believe in spooky stuff after the death of a loved one, but that doesn’t mean the spooky stuff didn’t happen and didn’t mean what it seemed to mean.

The Fifth Precept

…more than half of all adults have a family history of alcoholism. Do we really want to nurture our children with a family tradition of wine with every dinner?

On Wearing Malas

I’m as eclectic and contrarian about Buddhism as I am about Western religions. I’d like to say that I come from a long line of eclectic contrarians, but thanks to the Holocaust I’ll never know much about my ancestors’ personalities. My meditation practice is primarily what you might call Zen light, or mindfulness, or insight/vipassana,…

A Look Back at a Bloody Arrest

I realized just a few days ago that I am writing this blog,, not just for me, but for my son Thomas as well. He died June 1 in a skateboarding accident at the age of 29. He was a thinker and a writer who had not yet found a niche and an audience,…

Honoring a Daughter’s Spirit, and a Son’s

Thomas was a thinker and a writer who had not yet found a niche and an audience. I never expressed sufficient pride in his attempts, but I know he’d be proud of me now that I seem to be finding a niche of my own and an audience. His spirit lives on in this blog just as Sienna’s spirit lives on in the Tulsa Children’s Museum.