Posts Tagged ‘Wonderlust’

How Will We Fill America’s Most Important Offices?

Chapter 26, the final chapter of Wonderlust, Where Will Our Stories Lead Us: Sunrise or Sunset?, poses the question: “Where will the stories we’ve gathered on our Wanderings and fixed within our belief systems lead us?” And makes a suggestion: “What must we do? Create the right stories for our inner self that will lead […]


One Earth? Yes! But, One World? . . .

I’M NOT SURE WHY I REMEMBER THE ELECTION OF 1940 – I was only nine years old. But I do. Maybe it was because my dad lost his business in the early 1930s, not long after the depression began, then pulled himself out of the morass and rebuilt his business; then, despite his gutsy effort, […]


A Lesson From Elephants About Family Disintegration

WARNING: This material is apt to be provocative, and for some, offensive. THE FIRST TIME I SAW ELEPHANTS IN THE WILD – in their habitat – was in 1982, in Africa, on the Serengeti. We had approached a “herd” of nervous elephants who quickly formed a circle while their “leader” trumpeted us a clear message: […]


Astronaut Edgar Mitchell’s Final Advice for Our Politicians

On Sunday, April 3, 2016, I was privileged to give a talk at a special tribute to Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who died February 4, 2016, one day before the 45th anniversary of his Apollo 14 Moon Walk. The tribute was held in St. Petersburg by the local community of members of the Institute of Noetic […]


Our Pale Blue Dot – Up Close

Yosemite at moonrise. I took this photo five years ago, when my good friend Greg and I were in Yosemite for a winter photoshoot. John Muir, perhaps the most famous of our environmentalists, and Theodore Roosevelt, then President, stood on cliffs near here in 1903. Smithsonian gave me a photo of those two as a […]


For 2016: The Touch of the Master’s Hand

A few years ago, my good friend Barry presented me with a plaque, which quickly found a cherished place on a wall of my law office — a painting and a poem, signed “Author Unknown.” I later learned the poem was written and published anonymously by Myra Brooks Welch, as a gift for us all. […]


Meet 21 Gutsy Kids Who Make Me Proud – and a little humble and embarrassed!

I’d like you to meet 21 gutsy kids. I’ll give you a link to their webpage and identities in a few minutes. But first some background. We close the final chapter of Wonderlust with: “Philosopher and humanitarian Albert Schweitzer wrote the first two volumes of his Philosophy of Civilization in 1923. Upon his death in […]


Sometimes Mother Nature Needs Our Helping Hand! Part II

June 27, 2015 We continue Sometimes Mother Nature Needs Our Helping Hand! Part I, where we ended with a discussion of the spread of human characteristics shaped by genetic variations over a bell-shaped curve of possibilities, writing: “We included a pretty hefty discuss of these issues in Wonderlust in the chapter titled A Touch of […]


Mission 2015: Expand Our Islands of Knowledge

It wasn’t long after the successful launch of our book, Wonderlust, for four local charities, Pinellas Education Foundation, Morean Arts Center, WEDIU/PBS and Tampa Bay Watch that Peter Clark, Tampa Bay Watch’s CEO, invited me to participate in a critical environmental program to be presented in Tampa Bay October 2-3 2015. The topic is the […]


Kids Thrive on Memories, But . . .

May 7, 2015 – quite a day! Our book, Wonderlust, was launched at the Marriott Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida, before a packed house of 200 people. Each attendee who contributed $100 or more to one of four designated charities – Pinellas Education Foundation, Tampa Bay Watch, Morean Arts Center or WEDU/PBS – got an […]