I was an Angel for Easter

March 31, 2010
A few years ago, I wrote about meeting an angel in a Kinko's copy shop. This time around, I was an angel for SOMEBODY ELSE, although I didn't realize it until later. Yesterday, I was feeling a bit chastened. We... continued

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