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Letting Go of ‘Sacred Cows’

November 24, 2017 We are living in such an axial age, that is, an age of dramatic shift in consciousness that even sacred cows need to be held up to scrutiny. more »»

Living the Mystery

October 27, 2017 Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard was fond of saying that we are here to live the mystery, not to solve it. Contemporary spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra is fond of referring to this. more »»

‘Loving Kindness’

September 29, 2017 As I write this, the networks are showing a fundraising program for hurricane relief called “Hand-in-Hand. more »»

Overcoming Starts Within Ourselves

August 18, 2017 This is a column on spiritual development. The word “spiritual” includes a person’s views and actions on public affair. more »»

Reflecting on Former Lives Lived

July 21, 2017 Hello, friends. As some of you know, I am spending this summer writing a book about my journey of consciousness. more »»

Farewell, Rev. Tremba

June 16, 2017 Randy Tremba, minister extraordinaire, stepped off stage on Sunday. I haven’t felt this sad since Johnny Carson r. more »»

Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ misses the mark

May 4, 2017 Bill O’Brien Wise Guyde Recently I watched the movie “Silence.” It was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar this last time around. more »»

Remember: We are just passing through

March 17, 2017 It may help in times like these to recall and make our own the fact that we are just passing through. That should not be an excuse for complacency but it is a help to inner peace. more »»

Expose the ‘emperor’ for having no clothes

February 17, 2017 In Andersen’s fairy tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, a child at the fateful procession says, “But he has got nothing on.” Word spreads through the crowd about the child’s remark. more »»

It’s time to stay the course

January 20, 2017 And so this column begins its fourth year with sadness and hope. I know you are reading this on Friday as our new President takes office. I am writing it on Tuesday night.. more »»

Higher consciousness can totally convince

December 16, 2016 Those of you who receivemy daily Wisdomkeepers know I have been talking a lot about higher consciousness latel. more »»

We are in a dramatic paradigm shift

November 11, 2016 So let us look beyond the election to the enduring Big Picture. more »»

Bright spots of Shepherdstown

October 14, 2016 Maybe a year or more ago, Linda and I attended a day long retreat/workshop on Celtic Spirituality at Randy’s church presented by an Irish monk whose name I have forgotte. more »»

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 »»



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