It took me years to convince myself that I should start a blog. I don’t necessarily chase the latest technology craze and end up usually waiting for a while until the dust settles and see what remains after that. Finally about a year ago I started a blog, primarily to send news and pictures to friends and family about a trip my wife and I took to India. It was extra effort to post fresh news while traveling, but it was well worth it. And it was much easier than sending individual emails. You can see a link to that blog in my profile.

A couple of months ago, my dear friend Maria Warner (an Ananda minister and webmaster for approached a few of us about the possibility of an “Ananda blog”, so I jumped on the opportunity. In this column, I will share highlights about life in a spiritual community, community events, a picture here and there, and observations. I look forward to sharing with you.