Tag Archive | creating peace

Poor me: race, cognitive dissonance, and personal responsibility for all


Dearest readers, Being human is impossibly difficult. It is a challenge we take on voluntarily. At least that is what I believe, and that belief empowers me and gives me hope for all of us. It seems crazy to think that I could have chosen the family I was born into and the circumstances of […]

Calm and peaceful in turbulent times


  Dear readers, Spirituality and reality (and the science of  physics) are inextricably intertwined. The exhortation to “love one’s enemies” is one of Jesus’s teachings that is both intriguing and inspiring to me. In this brief statement lies incredibly difficult challenges that defy the nature of reality and our beliefs about what is real and […]

Whispers from an awakening planet


Dear readers, Amidst reports of foiled terrorist plots or attacks, of mass refugee migrations fleeing civil war in Syria, Libya, or Somalia, inner city murder rates in Chicago skyrocketing, there are also many stories, small and large, which awaken hope in a more compassionate future for humanity here on Earth. The future of the world […]