Monthly Archives: June 2010

Cultivating Goodness

Unconditional friendliness, living with purpose, obstacles to goodness and using poetry and the arts to pierce our myths are just some of the topics that popped up when I had lunch with Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg on Thursday. I’ve … Continue reading

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Day 14 – The Log

I’m preparing to leave Thursday for a 2/3 business and 1/3 fun trip, and I’m getting that oh-my, I’m-gonna-die feeling. I tend to panic before every trip, but right now there is way too much to do. The good news … Continue reading

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Radical Kindness

It seems appropriate to begin the third week of my quest for goodness with two quotes from The Dalai Lama: My true religion is Kindness. From a speech by The Dalai Lama on world peace: The development of a kind … Continue reading

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Day 13 – The Log

I’m exhausted. Too much work, no matter how delightful, eventually drains a soul and makes perspective impossible, and I’ve been working non-stop these last two weeks. So today I’m seeking as much distance from work, computers and the Internet as … Continue reading

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Day 12 – The Log

I discovered that I accidentally dropped some key bits of information from my recent post listing interview recommendations, so I updated The Preachers, the Store Owner, the Sufi and the White Power Guy. If there’s a bottom line in a … Continue reading

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Day 11 – The Log

Yesterday I was all love, peace, joy and goodness abounding. Today I’m just tired, and the idea that there might be goodness somewhere in the world seems, well, ridiculous. So much for the great soothing qualities of contemplating goodness every … Continue reading

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The Preachers, the Store Owner, the Sufi and the White Power Guy

[updated 6/12] Friends and interested bystanders are sending me a multitude of fascinating recommendations for people to interview. Their most recent suggestions include: The Rev. Leo Barbee of The Victory Bible Church, Lawrence, Kan. This is an interesting and inspired … Continue reading

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