Another Moment






There’s a moment . . . a single solitary second . . . when the full weight of the casket hits your hand . . . your arm . . . your shoulder. It settles on and around you like a weight – an insubstantial shroud that feels heavier than the weight of a thousand […]








RIP Robin Williams






Movies are a form of digital storytelling. As such, they have the capacity to move us, to form us, and to challenge us. The people who create these works of art, from the actors to the producers to the musicians – they all play a part, and in a certain sense they all take responsibility […]








Textual Therapy






I haven’t spent too much time writing just for the sake of writing, and I miss it. I tend to think a bit better when I have a keyboard under my fingers and text coming to life before my eyes. My last three entries were in February of this year, and they were just poems and […]








#Blizzard






have you ever wondered why a blizzard never falls when turned upside down? first of all let’s talk about the psychological ramifications which will surely lead us to the physiological implications of course we can’t leave out theological aspirations and only a total fool would forget the philosophical interpretations which is not to say that […]








Mission Expunged

my desk sits there . . . chair and lamp are ready Paper, pen, books lifeless as of yet but ready to do as I command them as I bend them to my will to study and pass and gain knowledge but something is amiss . . . pen and paper, of their own volition […]

Unsystematic Echoes






The meaning of life is to see. – Hui Neng, 7th Century If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration, but timelessness, eternal life is theirs who live in the present. – Wittgenstein It is not because of impermanence that we suffer, but because of our ideas of permanence. – Thich Nhat Hanh […]








You can’t come into Church wearing that!






 Just before this story in the Gospel of Luke Jesus has healed a paralytic and forgiven him of his sins. A little bit before that he had stirred up controversy with his public proclamation of the purpose of his mission. And now he again stirs up trouble by talking to Levi, inviting him to be […]








My Life in Review






Year 1: O_o Year 2: What is this “toilet” you speak of? Year 3: I have to wear clothes all the time? Year 4: I will not wear this particular set of clothes – down the toilet it goes! Year 5: What is this “school” you speak of? Year 6: I rock at school 🙂 […]








My Personality in Five Words or Less






I just discovered Plinky and The Daily Post, two sites that aim to prod procrastinating pundits into pyroclastic paroxysms of periodic publishing. (Ahh – I love that sentence.) 🙂 While I don’t see myself taking advantage of every question and prompt they post, some of the recently queried items caught my attention. This is the first […]








Disturb us, O God






I used a prayer by Sir Francis Drake for our staff meeting this past Wednesday. As much as I like the prayer (I was quite excited when I found it, and doubly so to share it with my peers, mostly because it’s such an interesting quality to ask for – disturbance instead of peace), I […]