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What we owe one another: a spiritual perspective

This piece was written for and placed third in the Santa Fe Reporter's 2021 nonfiction contest, in response to the prompt "What do we owe one another?" The Reporter's publication of the piece can be found here. I believe that happiness—and not just happiness but profound, unabating bliss—is our birthright. Let me explain. When we… Continue reading What we owe one another: a spiritual perspective

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Q&A 2! (respond by Sunday, February 14th)

I greatly enjoyed doing my first Q&A, and it has been more than a year since I did so! A lot has changed in that time, in my personal life, creative work, and consciousness. Would you like to ask me a question? Have any of my essays or videos struck you, moved you, confused you,… Continue reading Q&A 2! (respond by Sunday, February 14th)

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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

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Cults, culture, and charismatic leaders

I once dated someone who was a member of an ongoing, intensive support group, and I spent the first half of our relationship trying to persuade her that it was a cult. “You don’t need the group in order to be healthy!” I would tell her, “You don’t need them! Just look at me: I’m… Continue reading Cults, culture, and charismatic leaders