I consider myself an agnostic when it comes to god and religion. I am more like Thomas (the apostle), who chose not to believe until he felt the wounds in the hands and sides of Jesus.

I am not an atheist or anti-anything when it comes to any religion. I spend a lot of time immersed in Christian thought because I’ve spent most of my life trying to adhere to the teachings of a particular sect of Christianity. I failed miserably.

I don’t claim to be an expert in any religion. Over my years of travel throughout the world, I have studied many of the major religions. I experienced the people and cultures and attended some of their religious events. I enjoy the camaraderie, joy, and love of worldly travel.

The more I travel and study, the more I learn how little I know of this religious world. You will probably see in my haiku poems the confusion, disapproval, disappointments, and enlightenment of the religion I’ve studied over my lifetime.

I am not looking to find a god or a religion. I am not out to change anyone’s belief or to denigrate any religion. I am on a spiritual quest for myself in hopes of finding meaning in my feelings. These feelings I get during meditation, yoga, talking with my wife, in nature, or reading. I scribble these sentiments into my works.

You may certainly disagree with me. That is okay. Please teach me something.

Peace & Namaste