Somewhere on the Eastside, NYC. January 27, 2017. A location cloaked by plausible deniability. Nobody was there, except for maybe Richard Haas. Conversation unrecorded, reported orally. The President at the moment is meeting with the British Prime Minister. A: Wish Henry was here. B: He’s in Switzerland, getting another transfusion. C: How should we handle … More The Group Huddles
1974: Jack at 19 Evening. In a college dorm. Misty Amaris made the dramatic entrance into Walt’s room, grabbed Jack’s hand and pulled him back into his own room across the hall. She dropped herself onto his bed and cradled his face in her palms as his knees straddled her waist. All pallor and dark … More Weakness exposed
Chuck Schumer said that Donald Trump was really dumb for publicly criticizing the CIA. I interpreted that as a warning to Mr Trump. John Brennan scolded Mr Trump about his tweets regarding the intelligence community. Another warning. Roger Stone was falsely accused of working with Julian Assange and the Russians in publishing the damning John … More The Deep State Wants Roger Stone Dead
Mass killings of men, women, and children. Not a human breath left. Christmas in Berlin, 2016? Or Canaan 3000 years ago? If Mel Gibson made a movie of Joshua, not only would it sicken an already violence-saturated society with its extreme cruelty, his anti-Semitic rap would become a public lynching. To say that this is … More Joshua: Did God Order Genocide in Canaan?
Most religious traditions throughout history advocate seeing God in everything that happens. Even more, these traditions recommend surrendering one’s self to the divine presence that is active in all creation. One must lose oneself to gain true Being. What does that mean? Can it all be nothing but the collective fantasy of the vast majority … More Discerning the Presence of God
document attributed to John the Apostle. circa 95 AD: I will never leave this island. As I write this I know that very soon I will see my Lord face to face once again. I think back to how it all began. Those days beside the Sea of Galilee seem like another lifetime. James and … More Bethabara: out of the wilderness of the heart
“Man lives by eating significance, as a child eats food.” This quote is from my old friend, Colin Wilson. In high school, in the late ’60’s, I was captivated by his Outsider series, and along with Hermann Hesse he helped me through the trauma of adolescence. I left high school with scars on my face, and a deep … More The Triviality of Everyday Life