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Ram Dass is dead.

When someone told my dad that Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone, had died, my dad quipped, “He’ll be back!” I feel like maybe that joke would work for Ram Dass’s death too. Ram Dass was the biggest guy in the American spiritual celebrity business. He was kind of The Beatles of this business […]

How Good Spiritual Teachers Go Bad

The following is based on the transcript of a video I did a while back. I cleaned it up and rewrote a lot of it to make it sound more like a piece of writing. I want to talk about why good spiritual teachers go bad. This subject is really interesting to me.  In the […]

Bottomless Wells of Misery and Anger

I got an email from a friend of mine the other day. He wanted to talk about dealing with a person he knows, who he described as “a bottomless well of misery and anger.”  I don’t know about you, but I know people who fit that description. A lot of people I know also know […]

Life After Life and Avocados

Before Thanksgiving I posted a piece on this blog called Maybe You Chose Your Family. It got some interesting responses. Certain people seemed upset by the idea. One person accused me of spreading “new age nonsense.” I thought I’d present you with the source of what I wrote in that piece. It may or may […]