Modalities

The Endless Vitality for Democracy

  Peaceful and well-balanced humanity has been a divine dream since the dawn of humankind. That dream has sought its way into communal living practiced by the Egyptian Pharaoh, Akhenaten, the Jewish sect of the Essenes, the Jesuit Priesthood, practical communism, religious organizations, an array of New Age…

“A Shining City on a Hill”

    “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.” Joel 2:28 Throughout 2020, the United States of America…

5 Steps to Revitalizing Our Resilience

Taking a Page From NFL Players WOW! 2020 was some year; it is definitely one we will never forget. If you’re reading this, I’m so happy you made it. The new year gives official permission to reset and revitalize our weary psyches. My inspiration this month comes from,…

DIGGING DEEP

Always searching for rhyme or reason can be maddening. It’s like trying to make sense of the nonsensical or looking for the well-disguised blessing that you hope is somewhere inside every presumed curse. I tend to view life as somewhat poetic, seeing everything as a song – good,…

Touching Heaven

As I look out the spacecraft window, the sparkle emanating from planet Earth was about two light-years away. It’s been a while since we left, and soon we’ll arrive at our destination: Planet Buru.  I was one of five social scientists whose mission was to observe the Buruian…

Photo-activsm: Audrey Mathews

  Camille Bennett, Founder, Executive Director, Project Say Something Project Say Something is in the throes of protesting a monument standing in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Florence,  AL.  We are blessed to have several photographers document our journey.  However, Audrey Matthews finds that her new…

The Non-Existent American Culture

The Non-Existent American Culture Today, the digital news from most European presses about the USA and Americans gave me a sour taste. As an American citizen living in Europe, I can stay objective and better evaluate American society’s perceptions. Something is deadly wrong occurring amongst people in America….

Let the Music Take You There

    Dizzy Gillespie by James Gayles You are driving down the road, the radio is on, and all of a sudden, you hear those one or two notes, and you immediately recognize that that is your favorite song just came on. You reach for the dial, turn…

New Directions: Strategies for Release

Release is an incredibly powerful word – especially today when we are facing multiple challenges and changes in a world affected by a pandemic, continued racial inequality, and, in the U.S., a nation split along two very different ideological lines. As an empath (one who feels other’s emotions),…

Release, an Issue Throughout My Life!

  The first time that I remember having a problem with letting something go was during my early childhood. I fell off a couch, hit my head, cried, got back up on the couch, thought about the fall then intentionally fell off the sofa again because I needed…