RECENT ESSAYS

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The Natural as Image

The very idea that "natural" in some way represents the human connection to the natural world has been a source of great comfort for me. Until recently.

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The Long Game

Resistance . . .  is a long game that is won when our citizenry is well-practiced in the art of thinking.

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The Milky Way

Our Life Among the Stars

I was enveloped in a sense of awe and excitement that made all my Earth-bound preoccupations fade, as if meaningless.

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Photo by Dianne E. Durham

An Elaborate Invitation

With an intense desire to find and offer some form of healing in this deeply troubling time, I present here several of my personal photographs . . .

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"The View to Everywhere" by Xan Blood Walker*

The Power of an Open Heart

The open heart that woos me is not sentimental; rather, it is characterized by its constant pursuit of truth . . .

*Photographer's website: https://www.xanbloodwalker.com

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Our Eternal Things

Our society has developed a ritual with objects . . . behavior that can impede discovery, experience and personal growth.

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The Biggest Lie

The root of racism and all other inequalities is our failure to expose and dismantle a single, pervasive lie . . .

ARCHIVED ESSAYS

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The Brutal Denial of Our Humanity

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Can We Handle the Truth?

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Annie's Praise

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Remembering Infinity