Writer Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) presents the challenge for freethinkers of any age who question tradition … the “pigeon-hole way of […]
Reading Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom. There are stunning parallels in the Nationalist Party’s enforcement of apartheid in South […]
Rambling & Writing
A reader reminds me why I write: “I’ve been reading a few essays a week. Your books are helping me […]
Mind on Fire
To fire up the mind. . . . . .though not all warm and cozy!
I See Icy
From early morning walks along a Virginia stream. . .
As a deep cold approaches, we feel the change of seasons in our bones–our bodies and brains … A poem […]
Sun and Son
My column today, at the edge of Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas Week. A Sun Sleeps, A Son Awakens Photo: our tiny […]
Whatever you celebrate at this time of year (or don’t celebrate), may you have a naturally peaceful season.
from Nature’s artwork. . . Snowflakes! Jason Persoff photography. Amazing.
My latest book is available now! The Affable, Amiable Apostate from the Introduction: As defined, the term “apostate” refers to […]
Mountain to Mountain
I enjoyed this podcast interview with Brett Wilson on Mountain Zen Den He’s West in the Rockies, I’m East in […]
A reminder: My weekly columns from the Asheville Citizen-Times are posted each Saturday right here on Friendly Freethinker: Highland Views […]
Healing the Healer
“Risking to speak the truth,” this week’s column honestly reveals some of the inner sufferings of many helpers and “healers” […]