About Me


This website is where I share valuable nuggets from trekking my journey.

Background: I was raised on a farm in the Midwest and our family went to a Protestant church every Sunday.

1st Spiritually Transformative Experience: When I was about 40 years old, my brother who was a year older than me passed away. I saw light around his body and the room was pervaded with a serene feeling of peace and love. From then on I had a knowing that life goes on after death, and, I no longer fear death. It is my experience that this world is magical if we just open our minds and pay attention.

Seeking: I have read countless books from many cultures and viewpoints about spirituality. I have also listened to countless spiritually-related online talks. I’ve done retreats at Tassajara, Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, St. Benedict’s Monastery at Snowmass, and the Monastery of Christ in the Desert. I think that there are many paths that lead to one mountaintop.

Practices: I meditate 30″ twice a day and do yoga twice a week. I try to spend an hour in Nature every single day either hiking, walking, or biking. In the evenings I read from my many books addressing life’s greatest questions. I am also an artist.

Careers: Physician Assistant, Medical Technologist, Manager of Accounting Office.

Asides: I’ve run a marathon in under four hours and scored a 99% in math on my SAT — this I’m including to show that though I’m not a scientific materialist, I’m a logical thinker. I’m married and have two sons. My writing has appeared on the NYT’s, CNN, and elsewhere.

Current view: I think that the ultimate spiritual goal is to have inner peace. I once had a dream from which I awakened and found myself in the most amazing deep peaceful state beyond what I thought was possible. How I wish I could get that feeling back. Inner peace opens doors to greater things. Inner peace is the culmination of spiritual seeking.

Philosophy on Living: We grow through relationships as well as through finding inner stillness. We raise our vibration through keeping with the positive and by being joyful. We are here to love and to serve without judgment. Our work is to open our hearts. To do so we must empty, surrender, and let go. We are all actors on a transient stage and shouldn’t take life too seriously.

Life is full of paradoxes. A sense of humor underlies it all and there seems to be a jester. Live in the flow and trust where life takes you. Every new thing life throws at you is an opportunity to grow and learn. Be in awe of the synchronicities. Notice the beauty. Be grateful 24/7. Use the power of intentions. Change your thoughts and change your life. Be the best that you can be. Live in the moment. You are an essential thread in the fabric of creation. It is an amazing opportunity to be alive right here right now. You are more important than you can possibly imagine.