Author Archives: Steve Benkin

Dallas shootings, Cops and killing

I read the news today, oh boy. My heart is saddened by the state of chaos this country has devolved into. Cops targeting black males to the extent that they should be considered an endangered species. And now blacks are … Continue reading

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Orlando, ISIS and Islam – Just what is going on?

I know this post is late. The incident occurred days ago. I was in shock, and needed some time to process. Seems we don’t give ourselves time to process things anymore in our instant-gratification generation. The shooter claimed allegiance to … Continue reading

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The Trump Phenomenon

I want to talk about Donald Trump. Yeah, I know. This site is about spirituality, not politics. As if these aren’t related. Hah! I do not want to talk about Mr. Trump’s policies. That may be for another time. 🙂 … Continue reading

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You did WHAT in HOW LONG?

Well, May and June certainly have been an incredible 2 months. First, we got a dog that turned out to be VERY hyperactive, needed TONS of attention, and then very sick and needed even MORE attention! Then I got a … Continue reading

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Double Vision

I have recently recovered from surgery in both my eyes. I was pretty much blind in my right eye due to cataracts, and my left eye didn’t have much longer before it was as bad. There was no option beside … Continue reading

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The Faust and the Furious

I have been meaning to read Goethe’s Faust for – oh, about 30 years! About 5 years ago I got what looked like a FANTASTIC translation. It was by Walter Kaufmann, who did such a GREAT job translating Nietzsche’s works … Continue reading

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Killing over pictures of Mohammed

There has been quite a lot of talk about “free speech” and the right of (mostly) westerners to make fun of the prophet of Islam, including making images and cartoons in his likeness. In the interest of peace, I feel … Continue reading

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Time for renewal

There has been so much going on in the last few years.  I don’t know even where to begin. The major effort has been completing my book Religion? Been There. Done That. (Discovering the Map of Your Spiritual Journey) It … Continue reading

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December – a Religious Holiday Extravaganza!

For billions of people in the world, this month celebrates many key religious holidays. On December 5th is Ashura – which Muslims celebrate the day that the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) fasted in solidarity with Jews as they celebrated Yom Kippur. … Continue reading

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1, 2 Freddy’s Coming for you

I love horror movies. There is something very cathartic to me in the act of being scared in a safe place. One of my favorite franchises is the Nightmare on Elm street series. [Yes, I know that the monster is … Continue reading

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