On July 6, 1535 Thomas More, lawyer, devout Christian and intense family man, Lord High Chancellor of England, was beheaded at the order of King Henry VIII, his friend from childhood. Thomas loved life, paid close attention to the education of his son and daughters, and filled…

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Sep 21, 2017
A Book On Aging

On October 10, 2017, St. Martin’s Press in the U.S. and Simon and Schuster in England will release my new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy. Two days before the launch I will turn seventy-seven, and so I feel equipped to write about aging at…

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Jun 18, 2017
Father’s Day 2017

Until I was fifty I thought I would never have children. I felt like the eternal boy who was happy never to grow up. I cherished my freedom and had no muscle in me that wanted to settle down. Then I met my wife Joan Hanley, who…

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On February 28, 2017 I had a recorded conversation with Gwilda Wiyaka on the Science of Magic Radio Show. Gwilda has a long background in shamanic arts and, according to her website, wants to…

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In our day, most people seem to think of education as stuffing the mind with facts and training the body with skills. Brain and hands. The purpose is to prepare a person to find a good job and make…

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Dec 19, 2015
Super Soul Sunday

In June of 2015 I Oprah Winfrey’s producers invited me to have a conversation with Oprah on camera about my book A Religion of One’s Own. They said that the themes of this book fit well with…

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It’s just about one month before the publication of my new book A Religion of One’s Own. Now the marketing and publicity begin, important aspects of a writer’s life, where a book finds…

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Sep 19, 2013
Astrologer of Clouds

They look at the night sky

sometimes through glass,

or maybe they have forgotten

about the actual sky and instead

read horoscopes and calculate birth charts.

I am an astrologer of clouds


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A number of years ago Marianne Williamson asked me to write a chapter on the future of religion for a book she was editing. I tried, but at that time I wasn’t ready to tackle the question….

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