Space: The Final Frontier

The other day I went up to my friend Mark’s home.  He and his roommate rent the second and attic floors of a nice early 20th century home in Boston.  He’d let things go for a while and asked me to help him reorganize his space.  It was not terribly difficult...

A Plea to Men

What is your deepest desire?  If there were no limits at all placed on achieving what you really want in your life, what would it be?  Sensing that we do not deserve or cannot achieve our deepest desires is self-defeating.  We were not meant to dream in vain.  The...

Mundane Creativity

Susan and I have been friends since 1996 when I first went to her studio for art lessons.  This week she’s turned 65 and is younger than ever.  She’s constantly recreating herself.  Whenever Susan gets feeling low, she either goes out for a brisk run, or, in the...

Male Spirituality III: Eroticism and Sexuality

People have a variety of reactions toward the subject of sexuality.  Some leave their sexuality on a shelf and take down every once and while to use it.  Others maintain a duality regarding sexuality so that it is enjoyable only when accompanied by a dose of guilt. ...

Our Stories and Who we really are…

Many of us are caught in the web of stories we tell ourselves and others about us.  They are stories often rooted in the past, often germinating in a seminal experience of disappointment, betrayal, or even abuse.  Our imperfect parents and siblings fueled the stories...