2017 Advent Quote
Dec24

2017 Advent Quote

Each year I try to post one meaningful quote from my own reading/meditations regarding Christmas. This year I’d like to share with you this excerpt from the late Fr. Thomas Merton, in his essay entitled, “Advent: Hope or Delusion?” It has come right on time for me at the end of a good, but very challenging year, both in terms of my personal ongoings and the world moreover. Enjoy, and in the most sincere way, Merry...

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Courage, Dear Heart
Jul19

Courage, Dear Heart

  I haven’t been able to write since at least last November.  Probably longer. It’s easy to mark the time that way because when Donald Trump was elected last November I really feel as though a piece of me died.   It wasn’t, at least in my case, that I thought Hilary Clinton was an ideal candidate. But I’d have chosen her six days a week and twice on Sunday to avoid Donald Trump. But the piece of me that died had relatively little...

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The Antidote to Chaos (Podcast Episode 2)
Feb08

The Antidote to Chaos (Podcast Episode 2)

If you haven’t yet read about my podcast, The Sacred Question Mark, you can do so here!   Episode 2: Our culture has historically portrayed humanity as black white — we like to think that the “good guys” really are totally good, and the “bad guys” really are totally bad.  Reality, as well as recent portrayals of it in Hollywood films like The Layer Cake and the Christopher Nolan Batman...

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The Alienness of Helplessness (Podcast Episode 1)
Jan31

The Alienness of Helplessness (Podcast Episode 1)

If you haven’t yet read about my new podcast, The Sacred Question Mark, you can do so here!   Episode 1: President Donald Trump recently enacted an Executive Order which greatly detrimentally impacted the lives of countless immigrants here in the United States and abroad.  Understandably, most of us feel utterly helpless.  But this is a feeling that is, to turn a phrase, “alien” to us, and from which we’re...

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A (Very) Brief Response to Tim Keller and Nicholas Kristof
Dec24

A (Very) Brief Response to Tim Keller and Nicholas Kristof

Here we are, on the eve of Christmas 2016.  This holiday season has inarguably been filled with the least hope and the least wonder for me personally that I can ever remember.  No doubt, I am still smarting from a grossly toxic election season and an outcome that is vexing and difficult to fathom, as well as the implications that outcome has had in shattering what remaining illusions I apparently had about the world, and these United...

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