Make the call: nosy or necessary?

Make the call: nosy or necessary?

As I sat down this morning to enjoy my coffee and to dive back in to Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s excellent book In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying, I heard a large truck slow down in front of my house. I glanced out the...
Just talk about it

Just talk about it

While watching the news yesterday, a pundit that I respect was discussing the disinformation and division present in our country. He stated that we need to not let the people that we love off the hook simply because we love them, essentially that we need to be willing...
Meet people where they are? Oh no.

Meet people where they are? Oh no.

On a recent Zoom I joined about a potential program collaboration, one of the organizers admitted, somewhat sheepishly, that she was not in the same place in her understanding as she perceived others on the call to be. “I’m not an activist,” she said. “But you are!”...
There’s really nothing we can do?

There’s really nothing we can do?

Dr. Jay Michaelson is a meditation teacher, rabbi, lawyer, activist, and journalist. In addition to teaching environmental ethics at Boston University Law School and Chicago Theological Seminary, he’s reported for years on climate change. And what he said on episode...
A treat for the new year

A treat for the new year

Some of life’s great joys are the feast days of the circling year: Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas. My favorite feast dinner is on New Year’s Day. There’s pork, because a pig roots going forward; corn bread, for the golden color that brings gold and...
Ten web picks worth a click

Ten web picks worth a click

Certain well-intentioned groups can overwhelm us with emails and entice us to engage with a variety of links. We sometimes respond with overwhelm by clicking “delete” just to clear the electronic clutter. Here are a few notable selections that made their way into my...