Category Archives: Changing the World

The Politics of Contempt

All you have to do these days is read just about any political post — say on Facebook if not some other favorite website –and then go to the comments section: Person A: “Person B, what a liar! You should be forced to prove your accusation. People like you are enemies of the state” Person […]

On Abuse of Human Freedom

I asked that divination tool, The I Ching (The Book of Changes) what to do in the wake of last week’s shocking election results. It told me first to keep still (Hexagram 52. Kên | Keeping Still, Mountain) for awhile, with movement in the second line, suggesting there is an unstoppable trajectory to the situation, […]

When the Animals Come

When the animals come, pay attention. Even if it is only a bush wren dancing among the branches, stop for a moment and praise this little being. She knows a deeper language than you may ever share. It doesn’t have to be some grandiose, inflated miracle — the white stag high up against the sky […]

Waking Up the World

It is a strange time, he said to me. No one can question that. Daily life goes on, but against a fractured background. Trust is naive, wouldn’t you say? And our imagined, much lauded future for a long time’s been little more than a broken puzzle. Problems have mounted, wouldn’t you say? A pile of […]