Part II. Brenda Ueland says this about inspiration: “Inspiration does not (in fact) come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving but it comes to us slowly and quietly all of the time. But we must regularly and every day give it a chance to start flowing, and prime it with […]Read more "Inspiration and Futility, Alternating Between the Poles"
The Gospel According to John – 2017.06.18 The Sacrament The eucharist is not magical food. Eating the bread and drinking the wine does not confer the gift of eternal life, Christians do a disservice to the memory of Jesus when they use the eucharist to divide people from one another, splitting […]Read more "A Homily – John 6:51 – 58 ©"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 162, June 11th, 2017 Chapter One: Memory From the moment she was born Kathy lived in two worlds: one, her senses; two, the larger world of memory. Her memory spoke to her in word and vision, contextualizing everything she encountered, […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Four, Kathy; Part Twenty-two, Childhood, Collected Chapters"
Part I. This essay examines the role that inspiration has played in my creative life; as a writer, as a thinker, as an academic. Inspiration is a broad and multi-faceted subject, I focus on three aspects: the moment, the content, and the expression of inspiration. So that I may avoid engendering the […]Read more "Inspiration and Futility, Alternating Between the Poles"
We are the en-souled Creatures rising in the dark Reaching out, alone We did not choose, life To come to be, we awoke A poor creation Birth is concrescence A continuum of fear In the heat of love The wheel of life turns Not one of us asked for it The imposition […]Read more "The Gift"
The Gospel According to John – 2017.06.11 Hope and Fear The gift of life is not transactional. It is free. We do not have to ask for it, just as we did not ask to be born, like true love, eternal life comes to us without conditions. God, the creator of […]Read more "A Homily – John 3:16 – 18 ©"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 155, June 4th, 2017 Interlude: Part One – Crisis The shock wave that struck the Continuum was all encompassing. It was felt throughout the Empire, on all of the inhabited worlds. Every Observer sensed it, it shook them to […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words, Interlude – Collected Parts"