Robert Constas
Storytelling for Wesak: Voice of Friendship

The voice of forgiveness and friendship carries great healing power. It transforms enemies into friends. This is a true story that takes place in New York State before the time of Columbus. It is the story about how the friendship of two great men inspired five warring tribes in New York to forgive and ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
“May the God of your choice bless you.” (Kinky Friedman)

Frequently, I’ve had a thought that at the end of time, all creation will gather in a giant auditorium. Out of habit, we will cluster with others who thought in ways similar to our own. So, there might be a section for those of the Jewish faith, sections for the various Christian traditions,... read more
Chris Carpenter
The Spirituality of Lady Gaga

I'm beautiful in my way, 'cause God makes no mistakes.
I'm on the right track, baby; I was born this way!

The outspoken, eccentrically attired pop singer known as Lady Gaga took the music world by storm in 2008 with her debut album, The Fame. Since then, she has had a string of hit songs, culminating in this year'... read more
Chris Carpenter
Gay Pride Month
Posted May 31, 2011 by Chris Carpenter in GLBTQ
The month of June has historically marked the celebration of GLBTQ Pride in the U.S. since 1970, when the first Pride parade was held in New York City to commemorate the Stonewall Riots there a year earlier. Originally, the event was known as "Gay Liberation Day." During the 1980's, the GLBTQ community--reportedly under pressure from more conserv... read more
Don B
12 Step Spirituality
Posted May 31, 2011 by Don B in 12 Step Spirituality
To the long-suffering alcoholic prior to 1935, the alternatives seemed bleak. Society was hardly sympathetic to the pathetic hard-core drunk, the individual who had traveled the road never paved, but well traveled by hundreds of thousands of problem drinkers.

Almost in the blink of eye, a chance encounter by a hustling New York stock broker, Bill... read more
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