Column writing is not for the timid. It requires ideas! Constant ideas! Interesting ideas! Wheelbarrows of ideas! I sit in my office chair daydreaming and staring out the window, hoping for my crow or raven friend, who I’ve dubbed BB, to come by. If she lands, I avoid writing some more. I ad…

Blue Black (BB), my new love is. I don’t usually speak like Yoda, but I have a crush on a new bird pal: BB, the crow or raven. For the New Year, my resolution is to learn more about birds and use them as a source of joy and calmness. 

Oodles of people, joined by a coalition of religious organizations, gathered at a nonviolent protest in front of the wedding cake-like architecture of Pasadena City Hall. We were there protesting the murder of George Floyd and many others. It was the end of May, there was beautiful spring we…

All Saints Episcopal in Pasadena felt like home in the 1990s. Something happened to me there that I never forgot. It’s Christmas Eve, and I am a guest at the midnight service. The majesty of the campus is serene. The splendor inside is uplifting without being intimidating. The inclusive mess…

Gratitude, after all, is the underpinning of Thanksgiving. I have a Thanksgiving practice every day. I recommend it. Here’s how it works: Every day, a group of us Landmark grads from as globally far-flung countries as Kenya and Germany, and as close as my local environs Altadena, email the g…

Our lame duck president is more like a “loose goose” these days. As of this writing, Drumpf has not formally conceded, which is not surprising as we knew he would not go gracefully. He told us as much. True to form, he seems hellbent on wreaking as much havoc as possible to the very end.

Hurrah! I’m beeping my car horn, banging the pots and pans, popping corks of bubbly beverages—in my heart, anyway. And I also want to throw up, which is also a normal reaction. Adrenalin is not a tummy-comfort chemical. For many of us, the sheer relief of having lived under fight, freeze or …

In one of the richest countries in the world, Americans seem to be one of the poorest in our disregard for human life. Every day someone’s daughter is going without a meal and someone’s brother is begging for change. We all see it, but it is easier to look away. 

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