Silent Meditation: Spirituality for the Religiously Wounded

Some of us can't go to church anymore. Some of us straddle multiple sides of the religious fence. Some of us have difficulty defining ourselves within one specific church context....more
I love this post, and also wrote about silence - it is a wonderful gift to acknowledge and ...more

My Conversation With an Occupy Protestor

Philip Oje, 26, is precisely the kind of radical every societal revolution desires. Young, earnest and idealistic, Oje joined Occupy San Francisco on September 30, 2011. He wants nothing less than to totally change the world. "Ideally, I'd love to see a money-less society," he confesses, grinning. I chuckle at this, but he's not joking. "Everything needs to change," he says. "We're trying to do something that has never been done before -- what we're doing has never been done in the entire history of humanity!" ...more

Dealing With Annoying People at Christmas

People can be so annoying during the Christmas season. These are the folks who, like Glenn Beck, seem to find The Death of Western Civilization hiding behind every store clerk who wishes them "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." To help you spot people like this, I've compiled a handy little list. Once you can identify them on your own, how about offering them some spiked eggnog? You know, to help them relax. ...more
Stick the instigator with the proselytizer. Enjoy. I did this at Thanksgiving with my husband ...more