Navigating Life

Light in the Trees

DISCOVERING ALIGNMENT IN THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARY OF 1968

If you were to ask anyone for a list of the most pivotal years of the second half of the 20th century, I’d be very surprised if 1968 wasn’t at the top – or very near the top – of that list… Read More

Light in the Trees

DISCOVERING ALIGNMENT IN THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARY OF 1968

The year was probably 1970 or 1971.  I was a sophomore or junior in college, and I believe it was a Saturday.  My girlfriend and I decided to go over to Berkeley for the day, looking at shops and gawking at the “street people”.  Walking around the campus, I discovered a poster for a concert of gospel music… Read More

Shimenawa Negotiation

LEARNING THE REAL MEANING OF NEGOTIATION

The summer of 1972 was the time between college and grad school, so it seemed a good time to head to Europe for a 2-month vacation.  While we were there, we decided to make a short visit to Morocco, to see what it was like.  So we took a train to Malaga on the southern coast of Spain and from there we boarded the ferry to Tangier to spend a few days… Read More

Ninjas

NINJAS DON’T GET COLD

Last Halloween, my grandson (I’ll call him Mac) came over to spend the night after a rigorous evening of trick-or-treating and consuming his ill-gotten gains.  His costume this year was that of a ninja, complete with the usual array of ninja weapons – throwing stars, 3-point daggers, etc.  He had clearly been practicing his persona for the evening, as he demonstrated some surprisingly realistic ninja moves… Read More