Wanda Waterman “In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert “The jewel tree opens … Continue reading Why a Jewel Tree?
Wanda Waterman “Religion isn’t about believing things. It’s ethical alchemy. It’s about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness.” ~ Karen Armstrong Skeptics often wonder out loud why religion is still … Continue reading Why Religion?
In Luke we find not just the seeds of radical social thought but its blossoming in action; the emancipation of women, social justice and equality, the corruption of power, and caring for outcasts were first given clear and full expression here. Continue reading 11 Writers Whose Works Inspired World Change
“I think most artists are empathetic people. That’s the bane of being creative.” ~Christian Patrick, guitarist and lead vocalist for Heavy Static. Continue reading The Bane of Creativity: The Christian Patrick Interview
A Million Shining Things Sam Baker is a Texan singer-songwriter whose first CD, Mercy, in 2004 brought him an ardent and extensive following in North America and Europe. Two decades ago Sam survived a bomb blast perpetrated by Peru’s Shining Path rebels. On January 29, 2008 he took the time to discuss this event— and how it changed him— with Wanda Waterman. Train to Machu Picchu It was 1986, and I was in Peru with some friends. We went to Lima and from there to Cuzco to catch the train to Machu Picchu. We were going there for the Inti … Continue reading ARCHIVES: The Sam Baker Interview