Zen and the Art of Rowing

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A guest post written by Cynthia P. Barnett, Christian Science Committee on Publication for North Carolina. It was an intriguing duo on the Today Show. Actor Jeff Bridges (the Dude) introduced his friend, Zen master Bernie Glassman, and the new book describing their relationship in The Dude and the Zen Master. Bridges was in his scruffily cheerful element as he enthused about the enlightenment he’d come to experience with this new friend. It Continue Reading

Qualities That Bless


A guest post by Sheila Kelly A friend with a gentle sense of humor recently sent me an email that said: Two of the greatest qualities in life are patience and wisdom. Below was a picture of a big brown and white dog on the deck of a large log chalet – looking mighty patient and wise – observing a skunk, with tail briskly curled up, casually munching on the kibble in the dog bowl. Maybe it was photoshopped (who knows these days?) but it Continue Reading

The RNC and Healthy Politics


A guest post by Robert B. Clark, Committee on Publication for Florida Even though I live closer to the beach than the bay, Tampa’s hosting of the Republican National Convention (RNC) is already starting to impact my life. As soon as the last Olympic medal is awarded, the RNC will take center stage here in the Bay area. Then it gets serious. There’s great potential for the RNC to be a healthy event for everybody. Healthy politics? Really? Continue Reading