Ant (part 4)

Ant (part 4)

Click here for part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this series. Joseph Campbell identifies several purposes that mythology serves, one of which he calls the “pedagogical function.” We look to myths to answer questions about the origin of the universe, but myth is perhaps...
Ant (part 3)

Ant (part 3)

(Click to read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.) Walking to my office the other day, I noticed a long line of ants crawling along the pavement. Their tiny bodies shuttled from one task to the next, oblivious that I had just spared a dozen of their lives by adjusting...
Home

Home

“Home…is not just the place where you happen to be born. It’s the place where you become yourself.”   Pico Iyer   I really wonder how all this travelling will affect our baby. In the span of three months, we’ve taken Gabriel on 12 airplanes across...
Path (part 2)

Path (part 2)

“And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.”  Wendell Berry   To...
Electricity

Electricity

“What am I? Am I the bulb that carries the light, or am I the light of which the bulb is a vehicle?” Joseph Campbell Comedy can be one of the quickest ways to open people up to truth. The spiritual teachers I’ve connected with most have all had a great sense of humor...