A Cold and Sunny Day

It is a strange feeling I had todayWhile walking in the cold and sunshineThe day was bright, and the sky was cloudlessBut it really was cold, no mistakeI reflected on the hard things in my lifeAnd – this was the strange part –They felt like blessingsThey teach me and they connect meTo the sufferings of … Read more

Poetry and the Flower

It was not so long agoThat my life was boundBy the rigid rule of reasonAnd the iron law of chance and necessity.Then came a new season in my lifeI found the sound and began to dance.Then I found I was not aloneEven in the place of workI called my home.Such flowering of the human spirit … Read more

The Spell

I had felt in a period of darkness Then today things started going right, one after the other. I was having fun! Will it last? As of the afternoon the spell was unbroken. And then I thought of this poem, written in October 2016 in Moses Cone Park in Blowing Rock, a special place for … Read more

A Walk at Night

This year marks the thirtieth year for my company, Object Innovations, which I founded in 1993 with a great deal of support and encouragement from Marianne. I have been thinking of my early days in my own business when I did quite a bit of traveling to teach courses at different locations. In 1994 I … Read more

Heart Song

Today was a sunny day in Charlotte, and I took our regular walk to visit our special tree. On the way this short poem came. Heart Open your heart And you will find That many limits Are in your mind. On the way back I found myself quietly chanting Yogananda’s “Listen, listen, listen … ” … Read more

Walking with a Friend

Let the tears come my love You weep not only for me and you But for all the heartache and loneliness in the world You think of the homeless man we met on this very walk. In the confusion brought about by drink He lost his belongings and his bible He was sad but he … Read more

Moment on a Sunday Afternoon

I wrote this poem in December of 1993 when I was in Salt Lake City for a teaching assignment, which would begin the following day. I believe this was the first trip I took after starting my Object Innovations business. This morning I was reflecting on the support Marianne gave me for this bold move … Read more