Category Archives: Thoughts and Rants

Hurricane Harvey

Helping each other cuts to the core of what it means to be human. At the risk of sounding insensitive, a crisis simplifies what it means to help another: tearing out drywall, doing laundry, offering a living space, feeding a … Continue reading

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The Flood of Love and Peace

The blessing and fruit of regular spiritual practices like exercise, meditation, chanting, and japa is that, early in the morning after a good night’s sleep and before others have arose, the time for meditation is carved out. The eternal soul … Continue reading

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At Once

Definition of “at once”: 1) at the same time; 2) without delay. There are many people who I feel connected with and who I love deeply that have vastly different beliefs than my own. Politics and religion have very little … Continue reading

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Anna’s Passing

I am humbled at how many people have reached out to me about Anna’s passing. I haven’t seen Anna for many years and friends from high school who knew Anna, as well as many others, are all offering their condolences. … Continue reading

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U.C.L.A. from a child’s perspective

I wrote this just now for myself.  There are probably only a handful of people who have similar historic groves in their grey matter.  Regardless, I thought I’d share my little trip down memory lane for a few of my old … Continue reading

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Authenticity Now

How we frame each moment, how we choose to view the present, matters. This is where we have complete freedom…complete choice. How we view the present moment is our freedom and that freedom is incredibly liberating and powerful. An honest … Continue reading

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The Journey and The Destination

A man sets out on a hike through an incredibly beautiful forest. He knows that this hike culminates with a breathtaking vista overlooking the vast ocean. He knows this because he has traveled this path many times. He loves both … Continue reading

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Untying the Rope from the Dock

People often dismiss belief, their own included, as being intangible and without potency. Yet it is belief that differentiates the trajectory of our lives.  Will we live and die without tasting the nectar of the almighty, who knocks on our … Continue reading

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The Diversity of this World is Rich and Beautiful

One day I was eating breakfast with my daughters in a crowded restaurant and I asked them to look around. I asked them, “How many of these people look like Barbie or Ken?”  They looked around…then had blank looks on … Continue reading

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The Sky is Falling!

I remember growing up in Los Angeles with terrible smog.  The smog was so bad that you couldn’t see more than a few miles on a clear day, our eyes burned, and our lungs hurt while breathing deep.  The state … Continue reading

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