Happy 50th Earth Day

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw April 22 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. The celebration began as a reaction to the impacts industrialization upon the planet. Mankind has altered Mother Earth in so many ways, and now our alterations are …

Build a New Model

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. – Buckminster Fuller The time for change is Right NOW. Change has come to the planet in the form of a death threat from a microscopic creature. About half the planet is now under …

Final Winter Day

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. – Charles Dickens A stillness is falling here. A palpable apprehensiveness lurks in the shadows. The final day of winter has arrived. In an odd turn …

Light Tomorrow with Today

The title comes from the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. When I taught her work in my university Literature and Poetry classes, I discovered she was inspired by a very spiritual foundation. Connecting our lives to the metaphysical realms deepens our horizons and broadens our appreciation of life. But days upon days psychically locked alone with …

It’s Never Too Late

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot That quote kept running through my mind this morning as I wandered the beach. How many potentially positive things have I not done for whatever reason? We all limit ourselves mostly to our so-called comfort zone. Moving beyond those self-limiting boundaries takes …