Author Archives: Michael Stevens

Event Horizon

Apr 15, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Event Horizon

I am in awe as I ponder an auspicious event in astrophysics. The first picture of a black hole has recently emanated on computer and video screens around the world. But what is more amazing, since a black hole itself cannot be seen, is the event horizon, the circle of light revealing the position ofRead more …

Suggestions from a Wandering Idiot

Apr 10, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Suggestions from a Wandering Idiot

I am sometimes asked to offer some simple guidance based on my experience from a lifetime of study and practice in the realm of religion and philosophy. The following is one possible response to that request. • Mingle whatever you think and do with the intention of benefitting all beings equally. • Investigate your habitsRead more …

Wildflower Song

Apr 6, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wildflower Song

The desert is awash with spring rains this year. Drifts of late winter snow seep into the soil, melted by sun and showers of unfrozen moisture. As the earth warms, new growth sprouts into a subtle green blanket indicating the possibility of a great bloom in the coming months. We desert rats are smiling withRead more …

A Fool’s Journey

Apr 2, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Fool’s Journey

“When it comes to matters of the heartThere is nothing a fool won’t get used to.”  Bonnie Raitt Back in the early 70’s, when I was an aspiring Methodist minister, I offered a sermon on foolishness as it relates to the spiritual path. I mused on the common theme of being a fool for theRead more …

Rite of Spring

Mar 20, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Rite of Spring

It is early March and I am sitting on the back porch feeling the sun warm my winter-weary bones. Dripping sounds echo from a drain spout as the gutter receives and channels water cascading down from snow piled high on the roof. A solitary fly lands on a melting drift, pausing to take a drink.Read more …