Gibran’s trees

Traveller now you can stop counting how many shelters that fell homes that were not yours hands that pushed. Feel no shame traveller for your journey (which continues) for the dark hollows you… Continue reading

Way Opening

One of the most famous Quaker phrases is “seek and way will open.” If you’re like me, the first thing that grabs your attention is the missing “a”. We don’t see for “a way”.… Continue reading

He is ours

Painting: Illma Gore Just a few things to add to the national anguish which is the Republican Party’s primary: You did it to yourselves. The Republican party since Richard Nixon has been built on the twin… Continue reading

Rebel rebel

I’m always reluctant to chime in on a mass-culture meme: like the death of David Bowie. More than anything this has to do with my fear of being perceived as using a sad event… Continue reading

One Day At A Time.

  It’s a cliche, right? It conjures up all your 12 step stereotypes. Or you see a poster with a kitten hanging from a branch. Maybe you have a friend in recovery, and… Continue reading

$5,000 per week forever

The envelopes try so hard to look official they become comic, like a seven year old pretending to be a grownup. Faux identification numbers, computer bar codes, hastily “stamped” announcements, all designed to… Continue reading

HVPI Sunday morning

I am writing this post at a little circular table on the porch of Boughton Place. The whole “campus” here – two buildings and some open lawn – has a hippy feel to… Continue reading

HVPI post 2

First, some corrections: Boughton Place was not Moreno’s summer home. He never lived here. He lived in Beacon NY and the theater he designed – and all the workshops he taught – were… Continue reading