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Month: January 2017

About the Books Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book

From the Book: “Be a force for good.”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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Cleaning the Corners

I’ve seen an increase lately in posts and comments about “focusing on the positive” and staying away from contentious issues like politics because things have gotten “ugly” and “negative”.  There is a popular idea that if we stop focusing on the “negative” things and only focus on the good in our lives, we’ll be happier or […]

About the Books Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book

From the Book: “It is better to do good than to be right.”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

About the Books Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book

From the Book: “I am a small part of something big”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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Should Activism be the Center of Atheist Spirituality?

In a great many organized religions, some kind of community outreach or service is a main tenet.  Whether or not the spirit of such activities are put into actual practice is a completely different subject, but for many people that is the part of religion that they find somewhat essential.  Religions tell you how to […]

About the Books Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book

From the Book: “I will listen when it hurts to hear”

I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community.  But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did. […]

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The Challenge of Intentions

Like many, the results of the election shook me in ways I didn’t expect.  As a result, I’ve found my fighter tendencies surging forth, pushing me to do more, to stop sitting on the sidelines as the world moves past.  I know I’m not alone in this, which is good. I also know, because many […]

About the Books Coloring Pages

Book Announcement: Mantras and Affirmations Coloring Book for Activists and Allies

As you know, I’m working on a small handful of books and other projects which are all stumbling slowly towards completion.  The projects I’ve been talking about are pretty long term things, deep dives into philosophy and spirituality on a personal level which don’t lend themselves well to deadlines.  And that’s fine with me.  Those […]

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Art and Science

I’ve mentioned before that I think our spirits and souls are two different things, that our spirit is the part of us which is active and interactive, communicating with the universe around us.  It is the part of us which is thinking, curious, creative, interpretive, and logical.  In this sense, spirituality is the active part […]

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A Change of Image

We often undertake spiritual practice for the purpose of impacting who we are inside, at the soul level.  At the very least, we go into our spiritual existence hoping to change how we feel and what kind of person we are deep down.  A lot of practices seek to change our inner being through specific […]