2012 Blog Roll, Looking Forward to 2013

Over the past several months, I have come across many posts on other blogs that I really wanted to comment on in detail here.  As the list piled up, I realized I was never going to get to them all, so allow me to briefly draw your attention to several items of interest, in case [Read More...]

My Trip to San Francisco

I just returned from a trip to San Francisco.  In addition to getting some business done, I took advantage of many of the attractions that the area has to offer. My first stop was at the Japanese Tea Garden in the Golden Gate Park. In my wanderings around the Gorden Gate Park, I came across [Read More...]

Why my story (and yours) is important

A week ago Sunday, in our Unitarian Sunday morning spirituality discussion group, we talked about what the Buddhist in our group called “now-ism”, a form of mindfulness, which is a kind of pseudo-Buddhism advocated by Eckhart Tolle and others.  We also talked about gurus and the need for spiritual teachers.  It was a good discussion.  [Read More...]

Why I Don’t Dig the Buddha

I don’t dig the Buddha.  I’m really outing myself here, because, if there is one thing that the humanist religious community can agree on, it’s that Buddhism is cool.  Even the non-Buddhists think so.  It is just not fashionable to dislike Buddhism. Today, in our Spirit Circle discussion group at my UU church, we watched [Read More...]

Justice, Karma, and the Savage Garden

Last Sunday in our “Spirit Circle” discussion at the UU Church, we had one of our typical discussions that was all over the place and is difficult to summarize.  It started with the question, “How do your beliefs play out in your daily life.”  We rapidly got off that track and at some point one [Read More...]


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