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dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Jun.08.2013
Who Are You? When asked this, how would you respond? I think I will have to respond like this: “When I left America for Europe on my first trip around the world, I left as a Baptist Christian. When, in Europe, however, I realized I was really more than just a Baptist Christian, I was a Catholic...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Apr.26.2013
          Why, people ask, do I wander the world?  Why do my wife and I spend time in other countries, seeking out places that are different from those we’re used to and are comfortable in?          ...
mya-speeks's picture
Feb.10.2013
Some time ago Someone told me I was too naive I gave people too much credit sometimes they couldn't understand how and why I saw beauty and kindness around me and they couldn't For a while it made me question why I chose to live my life in a particular way and I could never quite come up with an...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Dec.21.2012
I came across this saying and I've been thinking about it this afternoon. It was spoken by Sent-ts'an, Buddhist, around c. 700 C.E.  "If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between 'for' and 'against' is the mind's worst disease." Political...
chris-beal's picture
Aug.10.2012
All spiritual journeys, especially those involving religious institutions, have something in common. There is the deference to authority, the struggle to behave in a "holy" manner, the self-deprecation. Currently, I'm reading AN UNQUENCHABLE THIRST: Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love,...
alex-fraser's picture
Jun.17.2012
It was 86* in San Francisco today, four degrees short of a record.    In anticipation of Father's Day, Son Jason and I went for coffee across Geary Street, at the Angel Cafe.  It was an absolutely fabulous day, clear, sunny, still, and warm.  A panoply of humanity streamed along...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.15.2012
  photo: Cover of Weekends at Bellevue, from the previous interview post (see below)     As the title suggests, this is Part Two of my interview with writer, and Dr., Julie Holland.  She is the author of Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych. ER....
jeferson-beluso's picture
Jun.18.2011
                                                                      Sublime Literature                                                          By: Jeferson Beluso             Sublime arts and literature flourished during the Romantic era ( second half of the 18th century). The art’s theme...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Mar.28.2011
Mohandas Gandhi said, "I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, and Confucian." I grew up in a very conservative Christian environment. But, if you regularly read my articles, you know I have moved beyond many of those early beliefs, most of which can work as long as...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Mar.11.2011
When I was a child growing up in central Kentucky, most of my neighbors were Christian. If they did not attend the Baptist church where my father was the senior minister, they most likely attended one of the other Christian churches occupying the four corners of our downtown. For the most part,...