When my sister was

When my sister was diagnosed with cancer in 1989, her doctor told her that the cancer had probably been in her system for 10 years. By the time cancer’s diagnosed, it’s usually been around for quite a while.

I’ve known Dennis Kucinich

I’ve known Dennis Kucinich for a long time, and I don’t think I have illusions about him. Sometimes I find him pompous, male chauvinistic, intellectually unbending. But he is a good man, and a serious one.

Martin Luther King said

Martin Luther King said it was time to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of human civilization. I don’t think anyone is calling Martin Luther King a New Age woo-woo.

Love is all around us

Love is all around us all the time. Love is the ethers that we swim in. Love is the amniotic fluid of the soul.

The whole Obama

The whole Obama phenomenon brings up memories from my distant past: the good-looking guy who talks real good, whose line you don’t buy immediately but whose charm is so dazzling that he gradually convinces you that this time it will be different.

The present moment

The present moment, if you think about it, is the only time there is. No matter what time it is, it is always now.

Love knows how to form

Love knows how to form itself. God will do his work if we do ours. Our job is to prepare ourselves for love. When we do, love finds us every time.