The Magic Spiral by William Klein

Joan Didion’s “The Year of Magical Thinking” is a masterpiece in the canon of grief literature. It details the death of her husband and the grieving process.  Her husband, John Dunne, died unexpectedly of a heart attack a day before New Year’s Eve, 2003.   Didion mentions an experience in the grieving process that many can identify … Continue reading The Magic Spiral by William Klein

A Shawoman At The Capitol by William Klein

We can never underestimate the healing power of art. Great art stays with you. Great art manifests the presence of possibility and a dalliance with a holy spirit; an immortal dance of death with the beholder’s imagination that invites us to participate in life’s sacred movement.  In a letter to Martha Graham, Agnes deMille writes … Continue reading A Shawoman At The Capitol by William Klein

What Would MLK Say Now? by William Klein

Tumultuous times create visionary leaders. I will be curious to see how great leaders emerge from these times. They are out there. There are many similarities of what’s happening today to the 60s.  Great leaders emerged like Martin Luther King, Jr., Ceasar Chavez and the Kennedys.  Like the 60s, race relations are problematic and people of … Continue reading What Would MLK Say Now? by William Klein

Coup In The Capitol (A Social Justice Perspective)

Hunger for power can inspire megalomaniacs to commit insidious acts of injustice. Those who relinquish their will to such narcissists and blindly exercise that of their leader’s, will rock the foundations of justice. After a speech given in front of the White House, President Donald Trump encouraged the disruption of Congress in the certification of … Continue reading Coup In The Capitol (A Social Justice Perspective)

Revolution and The Social Dilemma by William Klein

Cue Rod Serling:  “Submitted for your approval.  A young man is addicted to being on his phone. He cannot bring himself to separate himself from it.  He is on it day and night.  He sits in class and tries to catch a look.  His teacher attempts to take it away, but he refuses to give it up.  He abruptly leaves the … Continue reading Revolution and The Social Dilemma by William Klein

A Noble Resolution by William Klein

Nobility is found in the smallest and most simple kinds of gestures.  A no questions asked smile and nod to another saying “hello,” a selfless act of concern for the good of another. Opening a door and allowing someone in the door first, giving your seat up for another, wearing a mask. Although our opportunities to … Continue reading A Noble Resolution by William Klein

Coming Full Circle by William Klein

The spirit is always bound to return from where it came. When Abraham Lincoln’s young son passed away, he was heard remarking, “He was too good for this world.” Lincoln knew implicitly his son returned to God, the King of Goodness. The spirit made manifest in our bodies is greater than this world.  In death, the … Continue reading Coming Full Circle by William Klein

Arrogance, Ignorance or Both? by William Klein

Pharaoh was recalcitrant when it came to letting his people go. It took locusts, frogs, lice, gnats, plague, blood in the water, boils, hail and darkness, and ultimately the death of Egyptian firstborn children while Hebrew children were “passed over” before he was willing to make a change. It took ten plagues for the man … Continue reading Arrogance, Ignorance or Both? by William Klein