Coming Home, a Parable

Published Sep 20, 2012 in Blogs ~ Approx 2 mins

“A couple was very much in love. Like most lovers, their life together was a story deeper than it was long…”

What Difference Listening Makes

Published Sep 7, 2012 in Blogs ~ Approx 2 mins

We had arrived just ahead of a summer storm, an electric charge in the air. We were greeted by a woman with an oxygen tank in tow. “I’m so glad you’re here,” she said.

What I Have to Learn from Rep. Akin

Published Aug 28, 2012 in Blogs ~ Approx 3 mins

Easy part first: Rep. Akin’s assertion that a raped woman will not get pregnant is absurd and nonsensical. But still there is something to be learned…

Beach Reading, or Seeing Patterns

Published Jun 18, 2012 in Blogs ~ Approx 3 mins

For as long as I can remember I have been mildly obsessive about the condition of my favorite books. I hold them gently, like my grandmother’s arm…

The Spiritual Life as Fickle Fan

Published May 8, 2012 in Blogs ~ Approx 3 mins

I am a proud member of one of the most fickle fan bases in all of soccer. When the team is playing well I wax lyrical, and when they’re poor I groan and sulk… sounds a lot like the spiritual life, no?