2013: Hope or Despair?

Posted on Dec 31, 2013
2013: Hope or Despair?

This essay has been translated into Croatian.   “Things are getting better and better and worse and worse faster and faster simultaneously.” – Tom Atlee Was the year 2013 a cause for hope or a cause for despair? Were the positive developments signs that the world is turning the corner? Or were they delusionary exceptions […]

2013: A Year that Pierced Me

Posted on Dec 31, 2013
2013: A Year that Pierced Me

This essay has been translated into French.   The year 2013 began for me with the birth of my fourth son, Cary, and my fourth book, The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible. In different ways each birth was both easier and more difficult than the ones before, and I think the same […]

The Cynic and the Boatbuilder

Posted on Apr 10, 2013
The Cynic and the Boatbuilder

This essay has been translated into Spanish.   A few days ago in Stockholm I was walking by the water and was accosted by a youngish man from Ireland who shouted out my name. This is not something that happens to me often –– apparently he is among that small subset of humanity that has […]

Naivete, and the Light in their Eyes

Posted on Jul 11, 2012
Naivete, and the Light in their Eyes

I dropped off my son at camp yesterday, a beautiful nature-oriented camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains. When we got there a familiar feeling welled up inside me, the feeling of Return. I might articulate it as, “This is how human beings are supposed to live.” I’m not talking about it as an economic or […]

Thrive: The Story is Wrong but the Spirit is Right

Posted on Nov 21, 2011
Thrive: The Story is Wrong but the Spirit is Right

“What is keeping us from thriving?” asks the new movie, Thrive. The answer it gives is “the global elite,” the people who control the financial system that in turn controls everything else. Operating through the power institutions of our society, this elite pursues a conscious agenda of total world dominance, purposely suppressing anything that would […]

A World-Creating Matrix of Truth

Posted on May 10, 2009
A World-Creating Matrix of Truth

 God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. — Genesis 1:1 It was an old story that was no longer true. Truth can go out of stories you know. What was true  becomes meaningless, even a lie, because the truth has gone into another story. The water of the spring rises in another […]

The Great Robbery

Posted on Aug 9, 2005
The Great Robbery

The sullen, resentful, rebellious teenager is a figure so universal in our culture as to have become a cliché. Whether it takes the form of a brooding, barely-controlled rage, or explodes outward as violence, or turns inward as depression, anger is a near-universal characteristic of modern youth. What we hesitate to acknowledge, though, is that […]