Tag Archives: healing

grieve for the horse, grieve for ourselves

I say: take the general, but leave the horse. I’m referring to the horse beneath Robert E. Lee on the controversial statue in Charlottesville, Virginia. I believe Lee himself would agree to having his likeness removed.  In the years following … Continue reading

Posted in history, new age, new mythology, peace, psychology, spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

positive protest

I have a plan…a protest plan… …a way to combat the negative actions of our president-elect: When he does something to abuse the planet, I will do something to heal the planet. When he insults another, I will praise another. … Continue reading

Posted in artwork, new age, new mythology, peace, psychology, religion, spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

working on the reverse domino effect

Hound dog howlin’ bullfrog croakin’ everything is broken         — Bob Dylan Sounds pessimistic…Is everything really broken? I don’t know, but from what I’ve seen, I can say for certain: when one thing breaks, another thing will follow. Consider: Broken people … Continue reading

Posted in artwork, new age, new mythology, peace, psychology, spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

the past is present

When Barack Obama arrives in Laos on September 6, he’ll be the first sitting U.S. president to visit that country… I hope the trip brings light to another dark corner of our history—the bombing of Laos by the U.S. during … Continue reading

Posted in cartoon, history, new age, peace, psychology, spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

listening to the pig

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig.  You get muddy, and besides, the pig likes it.”               — George Bernard Shaw Ever so often, I remind myself of Shaw’s advice. Unfortunately, more often, I forget it.  I engage … Continue reading

Posted in cartoon, new age, new mythology, peace, psychology, spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

honest effort

  When we see the above design, we see a full circle… …due to a little trick of the human mind—a trick known as “closure”.  Mentally, we fill in the gap. Of course, we usually use the word “closure” in … Continue reading

Posted in cartoon, Michael R. Patton, myth, new age, new mythology, peace, psychology, religion, spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Uplifted by Bad News

  One recent morning, tired of all the disappointing news on the radio… …I decided to distract myself with some music… …with the songs of Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie*. But halfway through the album, I suddenly realized I was … Continue reading

Posted in cartoon, Michael R. Patton, myth, new age, new mythology, psychology, religion, spirituality, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment