Sixteen Year Blogiversary

I was perusing my blog all the way back to the first post I’d ever posted, and noticed it was May 15, 2004. So while I missed it by two days, this is my 16th anniversary¬† of digital authorship! Will I continue? Sporadically, I’m sure. Does anyone read this? I don’t think so ūüôā Am […]

Spoiler Alert! His Dark Materials

I’m currently sheltering at home and am lucky enough to work at a Catholic school where many of my work and ministry responsibilities can be done at home. One of the breaks I’m taking from normal work is to occasionally sift through 20 years of accumulated work emails, deleting where necessary, moving information off email […]

An Enchiridion of Syllabic Erudition

I’m currently working through my first semester of the online¬†Master’s Program in Catholic School Leadership at St. Joseph’s College of Maine. The class that I’m about to finish is on Curriculum Design, Development & Assessment, with my current assignment set to¬†to illustrate the major points of developing a Curriculum Map. To quote Chaucer from A […]

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 […]


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 […]