Happiness runs in a circular motion

(Hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from my second book, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want, available on Amazon :)) “Welcome home, Jim Dugan,” said the Irishman at the Customs desk in Dublin, appropriately ruddy-cheeked and blarney-tongued, stamping my father’s passport and causing Dad to pinken to his very toes with glee, stepping foot at last onto […]

Truth has rushed to meet you (in stealth mode; but still!)

I sat in my car outside the university fitness center I belong to after completing another lonely ride to nowhere on a stationary bike. Mindlessly perusing magazines like People and US reporting on matters of dire importance such as reader polls revealing which celebrity wore which designer outfit best. Even as my iphone continued to […]

See you in September

“Just put on the God-damn glasses,” I said. “I mean, who do you think you are, anyway? Icarus? A two-year old? The President of the United States?” My inner professor tossed back his head and laughed. “We’ve talked about this,” he said. But I was just trying to protect him, for God’s sake, and let’s […]

Talking with Jeffrey Seibert, Summer 2017

Jeffrey Seibert (along with colleague and fellow teacher Rosemarie LoSasso) worked closely with Kenneth and Gloria Wapnick at the Foundation for A Course in Miracles www.facim.org for decades. Jeff and Rosemarie continue to present Ken’s mind-healing message of forgiveness through the lens of their own forgiveness classrooms in their Foundation classes (live and streamed) http://www.facim.org/temecula-schedule.aspx, […]

What you teach is teaching you

“Long time no see with,” my inner professor said, as I slunk into his office and slid into my seat facing his desk. I really shouldn’t have taught him that line. But he was right, as always. It had been a long time; months in fact. It’s not that I hadn’t wanted to visit; just […]

Talking with Rosemarie LoSasso, Spring 2017

Rosemarie LoSasso worked closely with Kenneth and Gloria Wapnick for decades, editing his books and audios and teaching at the Foundation for A Course in Miracles (www.facim.org) from its earliest days in the 1980s. (You can read more about Rosemarie’s journey here: https://www.foraysinforgiveness.com/a-conversation-with-rosemarie-losasso-foundation-for-a-course-in-miracles.) She continues to share Ken’s mind-healing work and Jesus’ loving message through […]

The unbearable heaviness of being

(Here’s another excerpt from my second A Course in Miracles essay collection, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want.) The Friday before my daughter’s Spring Break we gathered to remember a 20-year-old college student who had been heading to California on holiday when her personal story abruptly and inexplicably ended. Rain turned to snow–and back again–as we […]

Miracles are seen in light (and we’re not talking LED)

I sat at my desk on yet another bright Monday morning in this winter of my deep discontent, that haunting phrase from A Course in Miracles workbook lesson 91: “What you think you are is a belief to be undone,” (paragraph 6, line 7) once more echoing throughout the empty corridors of my head. A […]

I will not hurt myself again today

“I will not hurt myself again today,” I muttered, hopping back from the path of another SUV zipping by way too fast (even under fair-weather conditions) for a residential area, lobbing another ill-formed missile of snow and ice in my direction. I dropped the shovel, stripped off my ski gloves, and blew on my fingers, […]

What is sin?

(Happy New Year! Here’s another excerpt from my most recent collection of essays, Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness, about learning to live a forgiving and forgiven life and truly smile.) What is sin? I lifted my head from the cradle of my folded arms resting on his desk, flexed my fingers stinging with pins and […]