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Pilgrimage. More like compulsion.

Saturday, July 24, 2021, I drove over to the Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark. It took me over an hour to get there even though I am relatively close. There were just a few large mountains in the way. Around is longer but necessary sometimes. This Medicine Wheel is located at the top of a […]

A Practice of Prayer

Mother Father God, We come to you today, seeking wisdom so that we may all be in your divine will. Help us to learn the way of Love. For you are made of Love. Assist us in ways to show your love to all those in your daily path, as an example of you. We […]

I was deeply moved the first time I heard singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco’s song

I was deeply moved the first time I heard singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco’s song Overlap as she describes a relationship. And it was much later that I realized how clearly this can speak to my experiences within interfaith communities, and in particular, for the areas of diversity and inclusion. Ms. DiFranco wrote a phrase that you […]

First new Solstice early morning swim. . .

Pushing through the water, Cat Steven’s rendition of “Morning Has Broken” runs through my mind and I sing: Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the world. Then turning around with a backstroke, the […]

Cultural Transformation and Walking With Integrity

One year ago, I stepped into the role of President for the Madonna Interfaith Community, wide-eyed and optimistic about our new beginnings. It was my first opportunity to work with MIC’s continuing transformation. It has been a year of change, both challenging and inspiring. Early on, I asked that we be mindful of our words. […]