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This Thanksgiving, Can Gratitude Survive Black Friday?

Can Gratitude Survive Black Friday?

Taking time this Thanksgiving season to reflect with gratitude on both the divine and human good in our lives and to pray for the world, neighbors, friends, and family is more than just a nice thing to do. It can promote our own peace and a healthier world. Read More »

The Reaction to Terrorist Attacks – Are We Giving Them Exactly What They Want?


If our main problem with terrorists is that they threaten our way of life, how can we fray the fabric of that existence in an effort to combat them? Read More »

Paris Attacks: Give Peace a Chance

World Peace

The killings in Paris are part of a cycle based on erroneous beliefs and assumptions. Now is a time when we can pause and start a new cycle – a cycle of waking up to our oneness with each other, with our Mother Earth and indeed the entire universe. Read More »

Remembering My Dad and The Greatest Generation on Veterans Day


Remembering the Greatest Generation as it dims from memory. Read More »

Tiquipaya II, People’s World Conference on Climate Change 2015

UniValle-coliseo-more people

When was the last time you got to attend a brainstorming session with the president of a country? Read More »

Human Flood from the Third World: Is there a Solution?

Migrants from Syria

The dilemma for developed world, and particularly for Western Europe, is profound, and could shutter its moral foundation. Read More »

Thousands of People Form Human Peace Sign Celebrating John Lennon’s 75th Birthday

It is easy to become jaded in these difficult times in which we live, but this human peace sign should provide comfort and joy for people all over the world. Read More »

This Labor Day Give Three Cheers for Volunteers


The importance of volunteering has been well documented and those individuals who work for free are indispensable. Read More »

Novelist Alex Valentine: California Lifer Oozes Talent

Lost Angels

Alex Valentine, a California lifer making the most of his life through writing and imagination. Read More »

New Orleans: 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, an Uneven Recovery

Street art, New Orleans. Photo by Jon Sobel

While residents' attitudes have turned positive on average, great racial and neighborhood disparities remain. Read More »