Goals for a New Year

(not necessarily in this order; non-poetic, but brassiest tacks)   Risk. Gaze. Relax. Minimize. Move. Trust. Pray. Push. Deepen. Write. Connect.   Risk. I like to play on the safe side. Some looking at the story of my life thus far might demur. But from the inside, that’s what it feels like. And many, as… More Goals for a New Year

Receiving Christmas

Merry Christmas to all this day! Light and fog are having morning-long conversation over the surface of Job’s Pond this morning.  Directly across the water there  is a rounding of the land where it presses out toward the water.  There, every morning, there seems more light than elsewhere.  The light appears to congregate there. (Job’s… More Receiving Christmas


Written first for my blog at Mercer School of Theology. “There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.” Mahatma Gandhi December 5, 2015 Dear Sisters and Brothers, The last few days hardly admit of being categorized in any sense. To do so would be to… More (Non)Violence

Zombies and me

Prayer time this morning has reminded me of a dream that I had during the night. It was one of those dreams that seems to go on forever, repeating basically the same movements as if to teach a specific lesson. In the dream I found myself in a situation in which I and everyone around… More Zombies and me