Meeting the Green Man

November 22, 2006
While I've written about the Green Man twice in my diaries, and even become a sort of ambassador for him, I've only met him metaphorically. Now I've heard from some one who met him in the flesh (or maybe the... continued

Giving

November 14, 2006
Christmas is coming, a time when we begin to think about the presents we'd like to get and the ones we plan to give. Giving, if it is done in the right way, can be a major chance for spiritual... continued

Ambassador for the Green Man

October 16, 2006
A year ago I wrote a diary that has comforted many bereaved people, called My Adventures With the Green Man. Since it has now been exactly TWO years since an aneurysm suddenly burst inside my brain, almost killing me, I... continued

A Very Silly War

October 5, 2006
No, I'm not referring to the War in Iraq, although frankly that invasion seems pretty silly at this point. I'm referring to the War on Drugs, yet another US war that cannot be won. In the October 2006 issue of... continued

What’s It Like? (Part II)

September 17, 2006
Two years ago, I wrote a diary about what it's like to go to the premiere of the movie based on a book you wrote--an experience that was as amazing and unreal to me as it would be for you.... continued

For Kari

September 9, 2006
Meeting so many of Whitley's fans at the book signings for The Grays in Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles was a thrill. Many of you wore green and I know you did it in support of me and I thank... continued

A Conundrum

September 1, 2006
Lately I've been thinking about the conundrum that is revealed by the carnage we see nightly on the TV screen, how two rival factions of the same religion can be fighting each other--factions with a division that the rest of... continued

Seeing God Through the Visitors

August 28, 2006
One of my all-time heroes is Episcopalian bishop John Shelby Spong. I get his newsletter every Wednesday and was amazed to see that, in his recent one, the position he takes about the existence of God parallels the stance that... continued

The Grays A Love Story

August 17, 2006
Whitley has written about how he feels about his new novel The Grays. People Magazine calls it "a great read." It is based not only on Whitley?s own experiences, but also on the experiences of so many other witnesses whose... continued

Living With the Unknown

August 14, 2006
As someone who has recently faced death, I've learned that fear is triggered by the unknown. I've been thinking lately about fear and about what it really is, and why we feel it. So often what we fear turns out... continued