January 13, 2015

This quote from Lao Tsu brought me back to my childhood and all of a sudden, I can hear myself as a child singing, “She’s got the whole world in her hands. She’s got the whole wide world in her hands. She’s got the whole wild world in her hands. She’s got the whole world in her hands.” Whenever my Bubby and I would sing this, she would remind me the Ultimate did not have a sex or a gender. The Divine could be male, female, and everything in between. Because of this, she would say, we could sing it she or he.

Perhaps more importantly, she would always use this song to remind me that when I kept the Ultimate close to me, then I would never lack for anything. She would remind me that the Divine would provide me with everything and anything I needed in my life and that I would never lack anything essential to my purpose in life.

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I is for Indigestion

December 26, 2013


I had originally thought that I would write this blog on some I food like ice cream or Italian ice or ice pops, but this morning after having enjoyed a feast of good foods with friends last night I woke up thinking about indigestion. Indigestion is one of those things that many of us have experienced, especially during the holiday season, but rarely talk about when experienced. Perhaps in part because it often times is accompanied by other things that we do not like to publicly talk about such as flatulence (aka farts, gas, bootie burp, or butt thunder). Even telling my family what I was writing about this morning made them a bit uncomfortable. When I shared I was writing about indigestion because in part we rarely talk about it, my wife replied, “and there is a reason for that.”

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