The most impressive rich white guy obituary ever.

Maybe it’s because I’ve passed the 50-year milestone and I’m feeling my own mortality, but I’ve been reading the obituaries lately. Mostly in the New York Times. I specifically look at how old the people were when they died and what they accomplished during their lives. What gets scary is when I see people not [Read More...]

I found Sal, pilot of the Happy Love Spaceship.

Give joy, hope, courage, something of value, to those you pass and those you come in contact with. ~Ralph Waldo Trine About a year ago, I wrote a story about Sal, an eccentric bus driver who I would run into occasionally on the commute from North Jersey into New York City. As I wrote here [Read More...]

Good and evil and 9/11.

I‘ve worked in New York City for much of the past 20 years, and lived there during the 90’s. On September 11, 2001, I had been out of the city for about a year, so I saw the events unfold second-hand, on TV. But I can still remember how I felt that day. The whole [Read More...]

There’s a feral cat living in my house.

You find what you look for: good or evil, problems or solutions. ~John Marks Templeton  I start most days at 6am stretching out my achy runner’s body. I then pour myself a cup of coffee and for 15 or 20 minutes do some spiritual reading on the sun porch. I’m currently re-reading John M. Templeton’s Worldwide [Read More...]

Meet Roger, the coolest panhandler in NYC.

There’s a dude I pass most days on the way to my office in New York City. He’s always in the same spot, standing curbside by a dark green mailbox, on 40th Street between Madison and Fifth. His name is Roger. (That’s his picture you see here.) He dresses like a long lost member of Parliament-Funkadelic. [Read More...]

What the Three Stooges reminded me about life.

Larry: “I can’t see! I can’t see!” Moe: “What’s the matter?” Larry: “I got my eyes closed!” ~The Three Stooges I was recently reminded of this skit by the Three Stooges, and it got me thinking: How often do we—myself included—go about our own daily lives with blinders on, oblivious to what’s happening all around [Read More...]

Raising your spiritual consciousness.

“God is a current that runs through and between all things. The Divine Source resides in everything and everything resides in the Divine Source”. ~Annie Burnside If you’re like me, you’re probably convinced that there’s a divine power in the universe. Whether you call it God or Krishna, Divine Wisdom or Infinite Intelligence, you know [Read More...]

Think and Grow Rich–with sex?

Successful people tend to be highly sexed. ~Napolean Hill One of the more curious chapters in Napolean Hill’s self-help classic Think and Grow Rich is titled: The Mystery of Sex Transmutation. I’m sure it raised a few eyebrows when it was first published in 1937, because it tackles the subject of sex—and how to effectively use it in the [Read More...]

Walking through the wall.

Since my daughter was a very small child, I’ve told her fairy tales at night. And even though she is now almost a teenager, she still likes me to tell her the occasional story. What follows is one that I recently pulled out, that will be alluded to in my book Thaddeus Squirrel (coming Fall, 2011). [Read More...]

Inspiration in 30 seconds or less: My Top Ten Tweets.

I’ve been on Twitter for about a year now, and during that time I’ve put out almost 600 tweets. (You can see my most recent ones running down the right side of this page.) The great majority of my tweets are inspirational quotes and I recently picked out my ten favorites to date. You’ll find [Read More...]


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