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 […]Read more "The Toppled God"
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, […]Read more "Memorial Day"
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 […]Read more "A Homily – John 17:1 – 11 ©"
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 […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Three, Earth; Part Twenty, Collective, Collected Chapters"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 05.27.2017 He who does not know, and does not know that he does not know, is a fool. Shun him. I am tempted to leave my weekly reflection on our national politics there, but there were so many developments this week that I […]Read more "The Fake President – Part XI"
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 […]Read more "Baptism and Emptiness"
The Gospel According to John – 2017.05.21 Getting it Wrong It is often the case that the writers of John’s Gospel express these confusing and misleading sentiments. The world did not hate Jesus, though it is true that some people did. Their hatred arose from fear, and it led to anger, […]Read more "A Homily – John 15:18 – 21 ©"