Philip

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Connectedness.org

I didn’t want to miss your infancy,<p>So in the middle of the night I wobbled into your room,<p>Sleepy‑eyed, with your mother,<p>Just to make things warm and …

J. Edgar Hoover

Merry-go-round

He was alone. Last year, he wouldn’t have guessed that things would turn out as they had. And here it was again, the holidays. The calendar told him …

Mind

Noah & Margo

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was in the days, in the early morning of time, when kids didn’t listen to their parents and …

Coming of Age

On a day not long after the knights of the Round Table flourished, there was an aging wizard and his young apprentice walking through a meadow on the …

Inspiration

Holiday Safe Cooking Tips For Guys

Without a doubt, one of the most misquoted bits of advice in Western society is “The way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach.” This phrase has …

Eggs

How Much Space Do You Need To Be Happy?

It seems that we don’t think much about our space requirements unless we see the inside of a multi-million dollar mansion in Santa Monica or Beverly …

Happiness

How Connected Do We Need To Be?

It is 2005. It’s been a technologicalogical year so far. I taught a class for the Religious Studies Department of the State University of New York at …

University at Buffalo

United Express

Welcome aboard United Express, owned and operated by a spun-off subsidiary called Chautauqua Airlines and the Republic of China.<p>Our United Express …

Customer Service

The Mystery of the Healer’s Cloisonné

In the fifteenth century during the reign of Jingtai in the Ming Dynasty, there was a powerful sorcerer named Ling. He lived alone in the mountains …

Spirituality

Worst Practices

Joseph still hasn’t shown up.<p>“Of course” says the pageant director flippantly. “Gabriel? Where’s Gabriel?” she calls to the back of the church over …

Breast Feeding

Receiving Useless Catalogues?

In our apartment complex, here in Los Angeles, the US Mail delivery person uses an industrial pile-driver to get our mail jammed into our mailboxes. …

Nonprofits

Aquarius, Please Bear With Us

<h1>How To Manage Hydration During Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy</h1><p>“Are you ready?” every one of us hears in the waiting room of the prostate …

Cancer

Hierarchical Thinking and The Myth of Redemptive Violence

April 13, 2011<p>Where did we get the idea that some people have more worth than others? The “we” in that sentence means you and me. For some reasons, …

Power Rangers

Pivotal Moments

October 11, 2010<p>In retrospect, we’ve all had pivotal moments. Like the time you proposed or graduated or it dawned upon you that circumstances have …

Lacrosse

It’s a Wonder We Can Think at All

“When I think back <br>On all the crap I learned in high school <br>It’s a wonder I can think at all <br>And though my lack of education <br>Hasn’t hurt me none <br>I …

High School

About Your Worry About Giving Your Children Enough Religion or Spirituality

October 11, 2010<p>You already have a fully formed belief system. You already are a whole person with an increasing sense of your connectedness to the …

Spirituality

Your Way

It was 12:50 and church had gone over again. Michael pulled into Burger King. He was starving and with church letting out late, he<br>had to throw …

Burger King

A 6-Step Writing Process to Blog More and Stress Less

Blogging is sucking the life out of you.<p>Every time you hit publish, it all just starts again.<p>Again… and again.<p>Like a never ending loop, you sit down …