Archives for May 2013

In Your Company

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. One of the wonders and rewards for being open to life is that we chance, through our authenticity, to experience the essence of all those who ever lived. When we love completely, we chance to feel everyone who ever loved. When we listen completely, we chance to [Read More…]

Thou Art That

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. At ninety-three, my father is failing. He’s in between worlds, close to both life and death. We’ve slipped into a time of presence more than conversation. At times, he surfaces like an old whale, offering bits of this world and the next. This poem comes from that [Read More…]

Lineage

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. Beyond family or the culture and religion of our birth, life will lead us to discover the lineage we are a part, the circle of kindred spirits that nourish our soul. The difficulties of living can often make us put this lineage aside to deal with trouble [Read More…]

The Hard Human Spring

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. Sitting on a bench in Central Park in New York City, I was watching an ancient oak whose roots were woven into massive stones. It wasn’t long till I began to reflect on how those stones let the roots in and how the roots found their way [Read More…]