When Life Gives You Lemons… My Journey Meets Cancer

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎CANCER◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL My diagnosis came on September 1st: Stage 2 Prostate Cancer. Before I go any further, let me assure friends and extended family hearing for the first time that I'm in no immediate danger. To the best of our knowledge the cancer is contained and has not spread. Doctors believe … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons… My Journey Meets Cancer

If You Have a Chance, Go See Van Gogh

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY◻︎DAVID & ME David and I attended Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience here in Cleveland today. It is truly extraordinary! I've never experienced anything like it. Whether you're in or near Cleveland, or want to come visit our fine city, you need to see this. The Cleveland exhibit has been extended through February … Continue reading If You Have a Chance, Go See Van Gogh

Happiness & the Peaceful Warrior’s Way

◼︎MIND, BODY & SOUL When I announced the new format and focus for this blog last week, I added the tagline "The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination." This and more valuable guidance comes from Dan Millman. He has become a favorite spiritual teacher to me. In his youth, Dan was a … Continue reading Happiness & the Peaceful Warrior’s Way

For the Record: On ‘Bodies With Vaginas’

◼︎LGBT RIGHTS:◻︎TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY I feel a need to go on record regarding the latest transgender/women's rights controversy that has broken out this month. Since Summer 2020 I've found myself in the unexpected and unpleasant position as lone defender of transgender women in debates on Facebook. In addition to Facebook I've posted a flurry of entries … Continue reading For the Record: On ‘Bodies With Vaginas’

The Polio Pioneers: Courage, Hope & Humanity

◼︎PANDEMIC BREAKING NEWS: As I post this, Pfizer has reported this morning that it's ready to seek Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for children ages 5-11. Last week the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services posted the picture featured above on its Facebook page with this text: In 1954, polio was a terrifying … Continue reading The Polio Pioneers: Courage, Hope & Humanity

Only the Working Class Can Defeat Climate Change

◼︎CLIMATE CHANGE◼︎WORKING-CLASS POLITICS As I see it, there are two dimensions to the climate crisis facing humanity: conquering global warming in the long term and managing its consequences in the short term. Both are critically important. Conquer Global Warming The New York Times and other media are reporting on a document released this week by … Continue reading Only the Working Class Can Defeat Climate Change