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One of the key activities of the psyche is to reflect on events and experiences.  If we have no reflection, we act on passions and impulses that then do not have the advantage of being processed by the mind, references to memory and history and personal and… Read More

Recently in our family we had to make a difficult decision about having my stepson, his wife and her family visit us for the Christmas holidays. We live in New England, where the number of cases has recently skyrocketed. The numbers are unimaginably high for us but they may…

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Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, and I have long thought that it is largely misunderstood.  Some think it is mainly for children, but it seems to appeal not to actual children as much as to the child spirit in adults. Christmas is a celebration of…

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“Liminality” is a fascinating and rich word, difficult to define or describe, that points to an unusual situation when you feel you outside the normal. The word comes from the Latin “limen,” a threshold. Imagine standing in a doorway between two rooms. You aren’t in either room and so…

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Our father the sky and our mother the earth,

may your names always be held sacred.

May your realm of love and grace be ours to live,
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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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