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The role of paradigms

September 16, 2016 What paradigm will we choose this November? A “power-over” model or a “soul-honoring” model? In their thought-provoking book, “The Paradigm Conspiracy: Why Our Social Systems Violate Human... more »»

Get along through love

August 19, 2016 This month Wise Guyde turns attention to the topic: how can we all get along with each other? The other day this witty commentary appeared on Facebook: “Things I will not judge you for: 1)... more »»

My take on what is ‘great’

July 15, 2016 With the Republican National Convention looming, I thought it only fitting to offer my own take on “How to Make America Great Again.” First, stop trying to be “Great. more »»

Help has arrived

June 20, 2016 Unrelenting gun violence, the Zika virus, global warming, rainforest destruction, heroin addiction, Monsanto Corporation, stinkbugs, ISIL, trophy hunting, Fox “News”, the U.S. more »»

A worthier topic is for Society discussion is Love

May 23, 2016 When I wrote the first Wise Guyde column 29 months ago, I said that I would keep away from politics. more »»

Ode to Earth Day

April 15, 2016 The Holy Spirit is Like the Wind: A Prayer for Mother Earth Brilliant blue pearl Spinning in vastness In solidarity with the colonized The enslaved The trampled underfoot We masters of the machine... more »»

Consciousness Coaching: Part 2

March 18, 2016 Hello again. This week I am continuing the explication of Consciousness Coaching. The first installment appeared here in the Chronicle last week. more »»

What exactly is ‘Consciousness Coaching?’

March 11, 2016 Now that I have traded in spiritual mentoring for Consciousness Coaching I thought I would try to explain what that is and why it matters. more »»

What contributes to happiness?

February 19, 2016 Recently I came across a fun but insightful quote from former Beatle John Lennon: “When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to lif. more »»

The Christmas Story

December 18, 2015 ‘Tis the season for Christians to view one another askance over the meaning of the Christmas story. more »»

'Western packaging' isn't required

November 20, 2015 Linda and I have just returned from a wonderful weekend of visiting old and dear friends in the Berkshires and, in my case, taking a workshop on shamanism with Alberto Villaldo, Ph. more »»

The key is the discovery

October 16, 2015 So, as I reflected on last month, I turned 70 at the end of September. We observed the occasion by hosting another couple here at our home, a couple I have known since First Grade. more »»

Let destiny lead

September 18, 2015 Breaking free is rooted in the American psyche at least as far back as Frederick Turner’s frontier theme. more »»

Find the time for three conscious breaths

August 21, 2015 If you mention meditation most places in the USA, you will get a response as if you just suggested a root canal. There will be an immediate chorus of “too busy”. Of course it’s true we are too busy. more »»

The subtle spirituality of flags

July 17, 2015 When I was a child I had a record called “I Love the Flag”. It was one of those plastic childrens’ records that had designs on them. more »»

The Earth is protesting its treatment

June 19, 2015 If everything went as planned Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on Climate Change was officially made public this week. more »»

Need is to dissolve boundaries

May 15, 2015 This just in: Martha wins the Martha(action)/Mary(contemplation) sweepstakes after all… at least according to Dominican theologian and mystic, Meister Eckhart (1260-1329) whose wisdom and works ar... more »»

Breathing In-- Breathing Out

April 27, 2015 You would probably like Roger. That’s not his real name but he is a real person. He does not live anywhere around Shepherdstown but I have known him for many years. more »»

Jigsaw puzzle spirituality

March 23, 2015 About once, maybe twice a year I enjoy putting together a jigsaw puzzle. For the most part I find it relaxing and it gives my sensing function some exercise. more »»

We can no longer trust

February 20, 2015 As I write, it is Tuesday morning. more »»



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