"Suddenly a wash of forgiveness swept over me. I forgave myself for everything I'd done wrong in my life. And I forgave everyone who'd ever wronged me. It was one of those rare, magic moments when all seems right with the world." Gamester's People
My life’s journey has taken me from a deep enriching Catholicism, which fell behind as I moved into the wonders of psychotherapy, through the fantastical world of the New Age, to where I stand currently, on the open plain of a spiritual compassionate acceptance of life. This place in my life offers a sufficiently unobstructed view of the sky over my head to realize there probably is what might be called a divine presence. How it moves within us and upon this earth is for me a deep and reverent Mystery that fills me with awe.
I have explored the sacred Isle of Iona, climbed the Tor at Glastonbury, stood on the Bridge of the Angels in Rome, gazed out across the Sea of Galilee, wandered through India. I have walked five hundred miles of the ancient pilgrim's route, El Camino de Santiago, in Spain, participated in the sun dance of the Plains Indians, pilgrimaged across America, and much more.
Over the past few years, I have been chronicling an inner journey through the hopes and despairs, dreams and realities of my humanity. My pilgrimage has taken me out across the peaks and valleys, open plains and blue skies of the soul’s country, as I head towards a place of longing that many might refer to as God, others as the great Mystery, a few call Self.
For me is a place in time that will be made sacred by what each of us brings to it. I invite you to take a look at these Reflections Along The Way as I struggle to reconcile my longings for renewal with my awareness of the limits of my reality. These reflections are being published (one a week) in a local newspaper, and are currently available for syndication.
In my better moments, I like to see myself as a visionary writer, a hope-full cynic who imagines a future filled with undreamed possibilities. To get an idea of what I mean, click out some of what I've written: Ground Zero, Fifty Years Later, How Peace Came To The Middle East, The Last One, The Water bearer, "Cathedral Building" On Mars.
Recently I have been looking at the days of the year as they shape our sense of ourselves and our world. Click on the following to enjoy a look at a holiday and see what I mean: Valentine's Day, Ground Hog Day, April Fool's Day, Earth Day, Father's Day and Mother's Day.
I have been called millennium pilgrim, secular sage, seeker, skeptic, Ulyssian sojourner, and a naive optimist. In truth, just like everyone else, I'm busy trying to make some sense of the world we live in. If you still want to know more what I'm about, click on How My Shadow Became Famous, Gamester's People, Pilgrimage Across America, and The Postmodern Pilgrim.
Finally for a look at an amazing millennium project, click into Archives
ONE LAST WORD:
Very occasionally I find a website that is, in my opinion,