WANT TO GO HOME?

   Recently, I attended a sold out Wizard of Oz sing along at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theater. The enthusiasm of young and old to cheer for Toto and hiss at The Wicked Witch brought this classic to life like never before. As we were transported from ...

IS DESIRE DESIRABLE?

Ah, desire. It is a wily one. Desire can keep us chasing the insatiable dream and preoccupied with the future. Yet, it can fuel accomplishment, fulfillment and contribution as well. Buddhism points to its inherent downside. Indeed, the second of the Four Noble Truths...

WHO NEEDS MONEY?

I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Noe Valley, San Francisco, on a typically foggy, cold summer day. An old man in a rumpled trench coat comes hobbling in. He is visibly disheveled, with the wear of the elements upon him and a few missing teeth amongst the...