The Two Hour Zen Moment: DIY Meditation

Recently I had a conversation with a friend which wound up on the topic of meditation. “I’ve tried it,” she said, “I know you’re supposed to empty your mind, but I just can’t do it.” We were at work during this conversation, and at this point an interruption put it to bed. What she said… Continue Reading The Two Hour Zen Moment: DIY Meditation

The Gospel According to He-Man

So, in a previous sermon, I said, “Don’t dismiss a message just because people say the source is laughable.” I want to expand on that a little bit, and coincidentally show my age, with a specific example. I don’t know how many of you have heard of a cartoon from the mid 1980s, known as… Continue Reading The Gospel According to He-Man

Let’s Look At A Church Sideways

Today’s thought I’m going to share with you, is about a building in Modesto, California. The building that houses the Universal Life Church. You might have heard of it; if you haven’t, in a nutshell, it is a church that says religion and ministry are up to the individual, and in accordance with that idea,… Continue Reading Let’s Look At A Church Sideways

The Universe Takes a 14mm Box Wrench To Unstick

Note:  This post was originally posted several years ago, on a previous version of this blog. How a 14mm box wrench unstuck a secret of the universe. It’s finally riding season here in the great white northeast. It has been, in the words of George Harrison, a long, cold, lonely winter, and while it is… Continue Reading The Universe Takes a 14mm Box Wrench To Unstick

The Nature of Creativity

Note: this post is from a previous incarnation of this blog; while not motorcycle-themed, it still fits. This morning, I was having a conversation with a biologist on a comment board I belong to, when he mentioned that he was expanding his studies outside of his area of expertise, and it suddenly hit me, that this… Continue Reading The Nature of Creativity