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Rafael Guastavino and The Basilica of Saint Lawrence

By on May 13, 2016 in Non-Fiction, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Viewpoints, Writing | 2 comments

An article on Rafael Guastavino, his life and his work and one building close to my heart, The Basilica of Saint Lawrence in Asheville, NC.

Catholicism and Me

By on Mar 12, 2016 in Creative Non-Fiction, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Writing | 2 comments

I'm Catholic. I'm a Catholic in my heart, in my morality and in my soul. I didn't practice Catholicism for a long time — it may well have been forty years. If someone asked me my religion during that time, I said, "I'm a recovering Catholic." Get...

Draupadi and the Mahabharata

By on Aug 25, 2015 in Creative Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Viewpoints | 0 comments

The Indian epic, the Mahabharata, is a tale of love, of hate, of two clans who vie for a kingdom, of a dice game where a kingdom is lost . . . and of a war to the death fought to gain back that kingdom.

Racism, Life Lessons and Memorable Movies

By on Jul 15, 2015 in Creative Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Viewpoints, Writing | 5 comments

There are more than one set of values and morals available to me in life. How do I choose the right one? And where did those values and morals come from. How do I decide which path to take.

Gods and Goddesses

By on May 11, 2014 in Fiction, Poems, Spirituality | 5 comments

I'm afraid to talk about the Goddess. God, the big patriarchal male God will strike me down. This depiction of God the Father is from the Sistine Chapel....

Enki and Inanna: The Gifts of Civilization

By on Mar 27, 2014 in Spirituality | 4 comments

According to Genesis God created man in His own image. Then He created woman from Adam's rib so he wouldn't be lonely. That bothers me and it can't be right.

A Goddess Who Wept

By on Mar 6, 2014 in Spirituality | 5 comments

The Temple to the Goddess Inanna in Sumeria was the central core of the community for centuries prior to and during the biblical era. The temple owned much of the arable land and herds of domesticated animals. It was the temple that regulated the law. It was the temple that kept the economic and social records.

The Thunder, Perfect Mind

By on Jan 29, 2014 in Spirituality | 3 comments

The Thunder, Perfect Mind.