A mandatory evacuation has been ordered by the Governor of South Carolina for the entire coastline of the state beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 11. https://twitter.com/henrymcmaster/status/1039240393584402432 https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1039227746323316736 If you are on the coast of South Carolina or in line of predicted landfall for Hurricane Florence, do not take any chances. Be sure to … Continue reading Mandatory Evacuation Ordered for Entire South Carolina Coast due to Hurricane Florence
Since last September I have had the honor and privilege to know and work with Dr. John Francis (aka "Planetwalker"). Today while I was walking, something he said in his Ted Talk inspired deep reflection. Towards the end of the talk he said "The way we treat each other is how we will treat the environment. … Continue reading The way we treat each other is how we will treat the environment.
Today I read the news that an earthquake with a 6.9 magnitude hit in Myanmar and was felt in eastern India and Bangladesh. At first I was alarmed that given the strength, this may be an event causing mass-suffering, but I was quickly relieved to read that no major damage has occurred along with only … Continue reading Earthquake in Myanmar
Many of us desire to let go of our worries and anxieties. We would like to live fully in the present; to see with clarity what is directly and immediately happening all around us and finding peace therein. We would like to let go of the fear of the future and regrets or mistakes from the … Continue reading Do you find it difficult to be present?
I live in Seattle, Washington. There are 1600 children in Washington State who are waiting for a family to find them and provide with the love, care and home they deserve. Across the United States there are an estimated 400,000 children in need of a family. Last Autumn, I was honored to attend the Wait … Continue reading All Children Deserve Love, Care and a Family
I was diagnosed with keratoconus, an eye-disease that mis-shapens the cornea within the eye, in 2003 when I attempted to get my driver's license. Being home-schooled, I was never really in a "chalkboard" environment and didn't realize there was something off about the way my eyes worked. I went to the DMV and during the … Continue reading How Keratoconus Has Helped Me See
Freedom is our home. It is the place we were born, the place we are, the place we are going. We are explorers launching ourselves into the world to discover the many faces and aspects the fruit of freedom presents. All that has enslaved will dissolve as we shed our scars that are no longer … Continue reading Freedom is Home
Intelligence is not the one in the room with the greatest answer, but the one who has the greatest questions. Questions express interest in learning, which is key to gaining a kind of answer that produces revelation and insight of true knowledge. Knowledge is a word with a very wide scope. There is the knowledge one might … Continue reading The Art of Conversation
There is something quite interesting to me about walking beside the coast where ocean meets land. The coast is a strange convergence of realms. On one side you have a vast expanse of water, uninhibited from contact with the day-to-day busyness and activities of us "land-dwellers." I often walk along the shore contemplating the underwater … Continue reading Walking where water meets land: What produces freedom?
What is the reason you are alive? What is it that motivates you to overcome difficulties of life? What do you really want? What do you hope to achieve? Where do you place your focus? What do you think about most often? Here is a short video that may inspire some more reflective thoughts … Continue reading Some Questions for Contemplating Life