Life Adventures, Philosophy

The Sea of Interbeing

Nearly a decade ago, Thich Nhat Hahn’s simple, yet profound words showed me how everything we see and cannot see is wondrously woven together in a sea of interbeing. I had never given previous thought how a cloud, the rain, a tree, and a simple sheet of paper are dependent on each other. Thay matter-of-factly… Continue reading The Sea of Interbeing

Gallery of Diamonds, Life Adventures, Philosophy

Are we real?

Sometimes it takes the small talk of a friend to open up the door of our minds. It was 30 years ago when I went to one of my jewelers to pick up a new creation. “Hello. How are you?,” I always began. “Oh, I’m great,” was always the answer. After some chit chat the… Continue reading Are we real?

Childhood Memories, Family Life, Life Adventures, Philosophy

Concrete Gray Steps

This is my childhood home in New Albany, Indiana. In the summertime the hot sun would blaze behind the house where I would sit on concrete steps and squint into the sky. Gray paint would always flake off the steps like dried flower petals. As golden rays soaked into my bare chest I would try… Continue reading Concrete Gray Steps

Life Adventures, Philosophy


Is there a single ingredient that holds our universe together? We look deeper and deeper into outer space, trying to find the edge, searching for the substance in which we are contained. Peering inside, have we found anything smaller than a neutrino, electron, or Higgs boson particle? I used to see a tree, a hummingbird,… Continue reading Awareness

Gallery of Diamonds, Life Adventures, Philosophy

Thoughts Become Things

In the near future from when this post is written, the southeast corner of our new jewelry store will look like one of these computer illustrations. The first Gallery of Diamonds was established in 1991 in a 700-square foot office. The new store will showcase antique to modern jewelry and my new line of Moon… Continue reading Thoughts Become Things



Opposites What is big? What is small? Is there a difference between tiny and tall? (A little bug on a blade of grass Is huge when viewed through a lens of thick glass) What is up? What is down? When I point to a star as the earth spins around? When is young old? When… Continue reading Opposites

Life Adventures, Philosophy

Holding the Universe in Your Hands

When you hold a sheet of paper in your hands, do you know that you are also holding the sun?Along with the tree that produced the paper, you are also holding the rain, the wind, and even the sun. The paper would not exist without the tree. The tree would not exist without the rain,… Continue reading Holding the Universe in Your Hands


A Religion Will Emerge

“A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge.”Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot (1994)-- Feel free to reblog on WordPress. For other uses you… Continue reading A Religion Will Emerge

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Life Adventures, Philosophy

Nothing Exists by Itself

Have you ever been asked about your favorite color? Were you quick to give an answer? When one declares their color of choice I usually wonder in what context they admire it. How long could you remain alone in a room, surrounded completely from ceiling to floor, with nothing except the color of red? What… Continue reading Nothing Exists by Itself


The Giant Box

I have always been a deep thinker. Maybe that's because I am a left-handed Pisces, or simply because nature instilled such an immense sense of curiosity into my being. I was recently "diagnosed" with ADHD from my daughter, who caught me exclaiming, "Look, a beautiful tree!" in the middle of a non-related discussion. I have… Continue reading The Giant Box