Nuns I Have Known

March 23, 2010
I wasn't raised a Catholic (my parents were atheists) and although I became one as a young adult, and have even taught (non-religious) subjects in a Catholic school, I don't know much about Catholic dogma. I was confirmed by a... continued

It Started With a Hummingbird

March 16, 2010
It all started with a visit from a hummingbird. I was out in the backyard of a friend's house when a hummer flew right up in front of my face. It did a little "hello" dance back and forth, then... continued


March 9, 2010
"Karma" is a New Age phrase that has come to mean a kind of "deserved fate," that we have somehow gotten ourselves into and can't escape. We see it all the time in politics: Whenever some government official rails against... continued

Are the Grays Autistic?

February 24, 2010
In his book "Transformation," Whitley talks about what have come to be known as "the 9 knocks:" 3 sets of 3 knocks each that he heard on the side of our cabin in upstate New York very late one night.... continued

Valentine’s Day: A Realization

February 14, 2010
I had a delightful Valentine's Day this year. About a week ago, I remembered that in the fall, we stopped by our favorite jewelry store, where I spotted some cute earrings. I said, "Get these for me for Christmas," and... continued

Gays in the Military (cont.)

February 9, 2010
My Dad was what might be called an "Equal Opportunity Hater," by which I mean that he hated EVERYBODY, including blacks and most other ethnic groups. But he had an odd sense of fair play: He felt that it was... continued

Left & Right

January 26, 2010
I've been thinking a lot about the brain lately. Since an aneurysm burst inside my head 5 years ago, I guess you could say I almost lost my mine. One thing that continues to fascinate me is the difference between... continued

Tea Dancing

January 19, 2010
When I was a kid, there was a strip in the comics section about a wise possum named Pogo. His most famous statement was "We have seen the enemy and he is us." I see some of the current political... continued


January 6, 2010
Ever since I woke up from having almost died of a brain aneurysm on October 16, 2004, I've had flashes of what I call "psychic intuition." I also often find myself in the right place and the right time and... continued


December 30, 2009
We all have revelations at the turn of the year when we, like the Roman god Janus, look both forward and back. This was the year I discovered that I am, in effect, homeless. I haven't really felt at home... continued