Introduction I do a lot of things many Americans who refer to themselves as Christians maintain those of us who believe in God should not do. That’s why I rarely refer to myself as a Christian. I do not acknowledge that gun-loving, poor-people reviling, immigrant-hating impostor many Americans who call themselves Christian, and Mitt Romney, […]
The Yoga Chronicles: Reflections on Life and Yoga- Chapter VI: The “Texas Hold’ Em” Pose (Part I) What in the Hell Does Texas Hold ‘Em Have To Do With Yoga?
Testing the Arc III (Part 2) – Dominican-American Elaine Vilorio Comes Out as Black and Exposes America’s Dirty Little Secret
Introduction- Elaine Vilorio’s seemingly innocuous, or “cute” decision to “come-out” as ‘black’ provides all Americans with a startling wake-up call. It is an alarm that has profound implications for a society that adamantly refuses to come to grips with it’s painful ‘racial’ history and this legacy’s continuing significance for contemporary American life. Ms. Vilorio’s experience […]
XXI The World Where Silence Speaks Words diminish what Silence blesses; and this means, most things… -A seducer’s glance -A sublime question -A toddler’s tears -”An obvious injustice!” -”An outrageous wrong!” The Loved One’s Presence All are honored- exalted, truly- in the world where Silence speaks. XXII Christmas in May Don’t long for Christmas, on […]
XI. Babylon (I) “Darkness” ‘That’s all there is in Babylon.’ “Failure.” ‘Its winding roads keep you there.’ “The Road Less Traveled?” ‘Surely you jest, Legions have trod this path before.’ “Keep it movin’…” ‘Now is the time, for new vistas… Breathing in luminous lands, living out colors unseen.’ XII. Babylon (II) There is no Home […]
Yoga and Letting Go In the practice of Yoga, the smiling sadists who instruct my classes consistently remind students of of the importance of “letting go.” They inform us that when we enter the studio we have the permission to release the stressors associated with the day. Taking off one’s shoes and setting them […]