A New Year’s Bouquet of Songs

Dear friends,  These darker days of winter are mirrored in some dark days for our country, the Earth, and it's awesome array of beings.  In Buddhism, there is a teaching that says the ten thousand joys and the ten thousand sorrows exist side by side, and we are asked to embrace it all.  For me, you … Continue reading A New Year’s Bouquet of Songs

Mafia Hit Man Transforms

by John Bell For years in the 1970s I taught ongoing peer counseling classes in my home in Harlem. A woman we will call Ellen (the names of the two characters have been changed to honor confidentiality and safety.) had been in one of these classes for about a year. The class was a multi-racial … Continue reading Mafia Hit Man Transforms