One Minute Monologues 59

September 21, 2020  —  October 26, 2020 09/21/2020  —  Portland Headlight 9/26/2005 — Portland, Maine You don’t want to be living your lifewith an agenda in handand a schedule at the ready,with every day being another boutat implementation. This is not to be in accord with the Tao. People who think they know best–particularly withContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 59”

Introduction: An Old Preacher’s Manifesto

This is a blog post of my revised Kindle book available at for $2.99–and you can read it here for free. I used WordPress to revise the book, and am posting it here for people who don’t have a Kindle and don’t want to bother with a Kindle App for their PC or MacContinue reading “Introduction: An Old Preacher’s Manifesto”

Introduction: One Minute Monologues

When I retired as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2011, I began writing a short, free-verse, daily exegesis of my experience of life. And here they all are! I offer these to you as springboards into your own reflections in the service of realization, insight, enlightenment and awakening, and trust thatContinue reading “Introduction: One Minute Monologues”

Introduction to Story Time

The nine stories in this collection originated as sermons in Amory, Mississippi. There were seventeen in all, before the congregation had enough and asked me not to do that anymore, but to return to the old comfortable way of telling them what they had already heard, and fully expected to always hear, as a confirmationContinue reading “Introduction to Story Time”

One Minute Monologues 058

August 10, 2020 — September 20, 2020 08/10/2020  —  Coming to terms with how things areis the unending task of life. In every moment,there is how things are nowand how we feel about how things are now. If it didn’t matter to us how things are,we would have no problemwith how things are. That’s howContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 058”

One Minute Monologues 057

June 23, 2020  — August 09, 2020 06/23/2020  —  There are so many things that have to happen all at once to transform our life from what it has been to what it needs to be that our old life would collapse and give up under the oppressive weight of utter impossibility. And our newContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 057”

One Minute Monologues 056

April 20, 2020  —  June 22, 2020 04/20/2020  —  Tao is integrity. Integrity is the alignmentof ourselves with ourselves(our Original Nature)and of ourselves with our circumstances. When we live at odds with ourselvesfor the sake of our circumstances,we are out of alignment,out of accord with the Tao. When we live out of accord with ourContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 056”

One Minute Monologues 055

February 29, 2020  —  April 19, 2020 03/01/2020  —  Our heart is never far away. How attentive we are to heart,how well-suited we areto the service of heart,how faithful we arein our devotion to heart,all depends upon our concern for–and infatuation with–the 10,000 things. (“The 10,000 Things”are also called“The Dust Of The World”) What doContinue reading “One Minute Monologues 055”