Higher, Brighter

There’s just something about a rainbow, isn’t there? I have been known to park my car just so I can stare at one, perhaps photograph it, or just drink in the hopeful energy it seems to represent. The storm feels threatening, flashes of lightning and startling claps of thunder, driving winds and rain, and thenContinue reading “Higher, Brighter”

At the Moment

I have said it many times, in conversations, in sermons, and in writings: I cannot change the past.  I cannot control the future.  The only place to effect change is in the present. Hence, the point of meditation, to bring us deeply into the present moment, to breathe, to notice, to notice what we notice,Continue reading “At the Moment”

Stop and Sniff

One of the great things about having a dog in New York is that you have to walk. A lot. Sometimes very slowly. Canines collect information by sniffing, and none of it happens on anyone’s schedule. When we are “onto something,” it is a singular focus, and if it doesn’t involve a subway grate, aContinue reading “Stop and Sniff”