The Toppled God

The Bard once said ~ He could confine himself to a walnut shell and count himself the king of infinite space   His hero, the prince cast his gaze over a sea of troubles, of roiling calamities, and found the sacred moment therein, the truth of the human condition   In jealousy, and betrayal   […]

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day set aside for reflection. It is meant for us to honor our fallen dead.   The meaning of this day has changed much since its founding. At its inception, it was meant to honor our African American soldiers, both the soldiers born-free and the former slaves who gave their lives, […]

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A Homily – John 17:1 – 11 ©

The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.28     Getting it Wrong, Again   The writers of John’s Gospel reveal, once again, their fundamental misunderstanding of Jesus and mission.   The ministry of Jesus was centered on real people, living real lives, facing real hardship, in the real world.   His gaze was focused toward […]

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Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Three, Earth; Part Twenty, Collective, Collected Chapters

    Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 141, May 21st, 2017   Chapter One: Family   The care of a loving family is like the wet, clinging mesh of a spiderweb. Humans are trapped in it, suspended, enwrapped. The majority of people who have ever lived, never lived apart […]

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Baptism and Emptiness

These feelings oppress Even as they exalt me Pride, humility   My dynamic will An inclination to move Bound and struggling   Duty and honor They stretch me on the altar Servant to ideals   The stone blade cuts deep Frees me from my wounded heart Cruel, unforgiving   Selfless diffusion The holy ghost, washed […]

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