essays

Why, as a man, I want to live in an equitable world

When Donald Trump was elected to the presidency in 2016, I wrote a blog post acknowledging that I was not really as committed to equality as I might like to think. I did this because part of my spiritual practice entails identifying with that which feels frightful to me, and also because I wanted to… Continue reading Why, as a man, I want to live in an equitable world

Interview/Talk

Mask-ulinity (spiritual talk)

In this video, I discuss masculinity, whiteness, mask-wearing, and social distancing in terms of my own experiences with the same topics. I believe this sharing is important because it allows a vulnerable, internal window into the experience of those who may resist social change. In the end, I offer that mask-wearing and social distancing are… Continue reading Mask-ulinity (spiritual talk)

poetry

A prayer for the summer solstice

May the awakening of this moment be complete. May all beings know God’s love in their hearts and minds and, with this love, may they accept their true selves. With this self-acceptance, may our systems bend irrevocably in the directions of health and justice. With this equilibrium, may our environment, too, know equilibrium. May the… Continue reading A prayer for the summer solstice

Interview/Talk

(My) racial awakenings, visions of recompense, and an invitation to the skeptical

In this video, I discuss George Floyd's recent death at the hands of police and the awakening it created for me. I discuss the difference between awakened understanding and mental comprehension; the fact that while we can strive for awareness, we cannot control awakening; and the kinds of leadership I envision we will need to… Continue reading (My) racial awakenings, visions of recompense, and an invitation to the skeptical