Vision: Holy Health, Batman! by Howard Hanger

Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Except bears. Bears will kill you.    – T-Shirt Wisdom “No Pain, No Gain” was a slogan that cannon-balled into U.S. popular culture in 1982, when Jane Fonda produced a series of workout videos.  Notwithstanding the possibility that many hetero guys and homo ladies bought the videos just to […]

Vision: Upcoming Events, July 8, 2016

A Tribute to Duke Ellington …Wednesday, July 13th @ 7:30 pm Pianist Michael Jefry Stevens will perform a tribute to the master pianist and composer Duke Ellington on Wednesday, July 13 at Jubilee!. Joining Michael will be Zack Page on bass and Christian Howes on violin.  Mr. Howes is a wonderful new addition to the Asheville […]

Vision: The Via Positiva: the Blessed Mess by Howard Hanger

Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived. – Anne Lamott Life is just so painful and messy and hard and worth it and all that stuff. – Robert Downey, Jr. Not only had the monsoon-mimicking rain kept him up most of the night, it had opened leaks in the roof of his […]

Vision: Upcoming Events, June 24

Summer Vespers Begin This Coming Sunday… June 26th at 5 pm Beginning this coming Sunday, June 26th at 5 pm, Jubilee! Minister Jay Joslin and friends will offer something new – Vespers services. Meeting on the last Sunday of June, July & August, these gatherings are invitations to deepen our connection with the Via Positiva […]

Vision: Upcoming Events June 10

The Singing Journey…Listen, Absorb, and Let Your Voice Soar! Sunday, June 19th from 2 to 5 pm In the Singing Journey we explore the world of improvisation and what our voices may teach us. We will allow our voices to help us connect more deeply with the body, mind, and self. Group chants, song circles, […]

Vision: Knee-Deep In the Water Somewhere* by Howard Hanger

Franz Mesmer was an 18th century German doctor who theorized that there was a natural attraction or energy transfer between all things animate and inanimate.  He called it “animal magnetism;” and whether you are an asteroid, aardvark or Adam’s apple, according to the good doctor, you have some kind of magnetic current that connects you […]

Vision: The Origin of Cream Cheese by Howard Hanger

So where did it all come from?  All the stuff and nonsense we deal with every day?  Where did it all begin?  Not just the moon and stars and oceans and humans.  That’s the big stuff. We hear about that all the time. Creationism, evolution, intelligent design, chaos theory, blah, blah, blah, blah… Where did […]

Vision: Upcoming Events: 5.27.2016

First Chat ‘n Snack of the Season Coming… Monday, May 30th, 6—8 pm at Hanger Hall Join us on Memorial Day at Hanger Hall, 31 Park Avenue, North, near downtown Asheville from 6 to 8 pm for our first Chat ‘n Snack of the summer. We will gather around the pool to swim, enjoy potluck […]

Vision: Birthdays & Butt-Heads by Howard Hanger

Before he was eight years old, the boy had learned a lot.  Not so much from school.  His three years in school had, of course, taught him numbers and words, but its main take-away had been who was fun to play with and who was a butt-head.  “Butt-head,” was the boy’s favorite term for people […]