A Song Of Revolution

 If you miss Bob Marley you’ll be happy to hear he was alive and well in Pasadena, CA yesterday. I wish you had been there. But you know what? This video will bring you close. OK. You’re right, Andre Henry isn’t Bob Marley. But still … you tell me if this beautiful man doesn’t bring […]

For My A-theistic Friends

The God you don’t believe in? I don’t believe in ‘him’ either. (More on that later.)  But I do believe in a beloved son in whom the benevolent universe was “well-pleased.” You might reasonably counter: “So why do you believe in Jesus? You’ve never seen, touched, or been touched by him.” My response to you […]

A Jewish Woman Prophet

I’ve been saying it for years and I’ll say it again, any discussion about Israel and Palestine that doesn’t begin and end with the word Occupation is fatally flawed.   Recently I’ve begun saying, along with a growing number of Israeli Jews, the Occupation of Palestine by Israel is not sustainable. This woman could conceivably […]

Trump Re-Elected??!!

“Stop saying he’s crazy. He’s crazy like a fox.”   Michael Moore           So you think there’s no way Trump can be re-elected in 2020. That’s not thinking. That’s hoping.   Here’s what we need to wake up to. He can and will be elected to a second term if things don’t […]

Despair? Nope

Picking up from where I left off a couple of days ago, let me make it very clear. I know what I say here may be flawed. But if I’m right? Well …   So here goes.   1994 through 1998 were the best four years of my life! No equivocation on that.  24 hours […]

Virgin Birth, Really?

ALERT! This article may frustrate or even anger you. If you fully embrace your religion and are happy with how well it’s working for you, please, read no further. If on the other hand you long for more from your faith system, please read on. Also, if you have pretty much left religion behind, I […]

The Right Thing

“Cowardice asks the question – is it safe? Expediency asks the question – is it politic? Vanity asks the question – is it popular? Conscience asks the question – is it right?” Mazin Qumsiyeh, my human rights mentor said this in 2008. I have never forgotten it.   Hello? Are you there? Good. Because you […]

Music to my ears

Jelaluddin Rumi: Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense. The Staple Singers: I know a place  Ain’t nobody cryin’  Ain’t […]

Jerusalem As Capitol

Let’s be very clear about one thing. Neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor Donald Trump cares that they are alone in the world. Netanyahu–and not one other world leader–supports Trump’s latest atrocity. Our President says the United States will now recognize Jerusalem as the Capitol of Israel. Doing so will not bring about peace. On the contrary, it will […]

Politics and Religion

One of the few “religious” people I follow closely is Franciscan Priest Richard Rohr. Here I quote him from July 12, 2017. Sometimes I don’t entirely and wholeheartedly accept his words. Today I am in lock step with everything he says. Notice his claim that religion has devolved into “hoping for some form of delayed […]