I’ve traveled through many socioeconomic strata and tasted want and plenty. I lived in many venues; worked as community organizer, teacher, nonprofit executive director, banker, lawyer and integral minister. The gift of these experiences is the diversity of perspectives I now hold simultaneously. Above all I love to walk in the woods and then create delicious from whatever fresh foods I find and share it with worthy companions. I have studied with spiritual teachers in various traditions and have benefited from profound experiences of something beyond the consensus trance. What this leaves me with is a sense that we must cultivate the wisdom of the heart if we are to find our deepest knowing and develop the capacities necessary to meet the great demands of our time.