Author Archives: Ray Buchanan

About Ray Buchanan

"Ray Buchanan founded Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) and retired in 2015. Comments made on this site are the sole expression of the author, are not made on behalf of the organization, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization."

question for the day

The sad truth is all of us know the answer. And it’s a sobering reflection on how we have failed as a nation. Now, we will have to live, and possibly die, with the consequences.

The sooner this Liar-in-Chief can be legally removed from office the sooner sanity will return to or nation. And with his ratings at an all-time low and still dropping, hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.

Robert Mueller’s team of special investigators is closing in. It’s only a matter of time before the truth of the Big Cheeto’s collusion with Russia and the depth of his corruption will come to light and he can be seen as the traitor he is,

no one in their right mind…

Trump

This is an unfair and biased question. Most of us realize that the #BLOTUS cannot even handle the TV remote. He’s not competent to even be seen in public most days. If he handles North Korea as he handles his family and staff we all need to start digging new fallout shelters.

he’s had his chance…

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For all those that said the Biggest Liar in the US deserved his chance, he’s had it, and he’s screwed it up as badly as anyone in history. Now it is time to say “You’re Fired.”

We desperately need a real president to take control and right the ship of state. The #BLOTUS needs to be impeached ASAP before his twichy little digits actually do more than start a tweet storm.

Let’s remember, even the tiniest hands can start a fire storm that could kill millions. And his pathetic little deformed ego is not worth the risk.

Who is the most unstable?

#BLOTUS is playing with fire, and threatening the security of the entire world. No sitting president of our country has ever threatened to unleash the “fire & fury” of a nuclear war on any enemy of the US. Now, this man is doing exactly that with one of the most unstable nations on the planet.

It is like teasing a rabid animal to see if you can make it even more angry, then being shocked when it actually attacks and mauls you.

President Teddy Roosevelt love to say “speak softly and carry a big stick.” The approach of #BLOTUS is just the opposite. He is known to speak loudly and carry a tiny stick. It’s a shame he doesn’t know anything about history or the dog he is now baiting.

truly offensive

Individualism

There are things that truly offend me. Poverty, war and greed are but three. Injustice is another one that makes the list, as does lying, corrupt leaders.

Recognize the poster child for greed? He, and (everything he stands for) also offends me.

The Language of Love

As I mentioned on yesterday’s post I am excited to be working on the final proof of my latest book, The Language of Love: Ecstatic Poems in the Sufi Tradition. This isn’t a book filled with romance and passionate liaisons. Instead it is a collection  of Sufi inspired poems dedicated to the ecstatic joy of the all-encompassing love of God. The poems take their form from the works of the Sufi masters, such as Rumi, Hafiz and others, but are crafted to speak in a tone we all can understand.

My goal for the book is for readers to be immersed in the reality of God’s presence, and to understand that all creation is a love note from the heart of God. It’s a different perspective on spirituality, but one I feel is desperately needed.

I’ve attempted to cut through the heart of religious doctrine in The Language of Love, and demonstrate the pure, simple truth of our oneness with the divine. And, hopefully, in less than a month, The Language of Love will be available on both Amazon and Kindle.

a hundred ways to kneel

Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. ~ Rumi

This beautiful quote by one of my favorite poets is especially meaningful to me this morning as I have been reading through the final printed proof of my newest book, The Language of Love. A book of ecstatic poetry in the Sufi tradition, it is my spin on contemporizing the attraction we all have for the great lover. I am planning to have the official release by the beginning of September, both for Amazon and Kindle.