Looking for Gurus: A Self-Defining Endeavor

When we think of people who’ve achieved what we might call “guru status”, we come up with names like Mother Theresa, The Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, or Mahatma Gandhi.  But then, there are some who’ve played a much more intimate and personal role in an individual’s life and although they aren’t Jesus-level status, they … Continue reading Looking for Gurus: A Self-Defining Endeavor

My Grandmother; The 103 Year Old Guru

Everyone in my family; my mother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so on, were gossipy, angry, miserable, grudge-holding, and so full of drama.  Everyone.  What a terrible existence.  My Grandmother was the oldest of nine children (my aunts and uncles) and she attended each of their funerals.  She attended my mother’s funeral as well; her own … Continue reading My Grandmother; The 103 Year Old Guru