I have always loved the fourth of July; the mid-summer holiday, the nostalgic look back at the victories of American revolutionaries throwing off the yoke of tyranny. I loved it, uncritically as a child. I loved it without thought or question. As I grew older, and learned more about the real history […]Read more "Independence Day"
Mohammed Ali left the world One year ago The greatest of all time is gone Mohammed Ali held the world In his hands The greatest of all time, lives on I heard the news of his passing I woke in the middle of the night I heard the news of his passing I […]Read more "The Greatest of All Time"
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 ©"
It is 5:00 am and the city is stirring. I have been awake for a few hours writing. My cat is sleeping in the window, Half lidded and watching. There are rabbits on the lawn in the frosted morning. The news is of the Attorney General lying, Lying to the Senate under oath. My lady […]Read more "March 2nd, 2017, Thursday, Observation"
The Gospel of the Day – 2017.01.22 After John’s Arrest Hearing that John had been arrested, Jesus went back to Galilee, and leaving Nazareth he went and settled in Capernaum, a lakeside town on the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali. In this way the prophecy of Isaiah was to be fulfilled: […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Matthew 4:12 – 17 ©"
Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion 01.21.2017 A half a million marchers showed up today in Washington D.C., with one million people marching across the country in solidarity with them. It is amazing display of American unity. It speaks to our greatness as a country, our strength as a […]Read more "The Women’s March"
Monday, January 16th Today we celebrate the life and work of man who was fulfilled the role of our nation’s conscience. He was a prophet, not in the sense that he foretold the future, or that he had some unique channel to the Creator. He had no more, and no less access to supernatural powers […]Read more "Martin Luther King Day 2017"