With a flick of my finger to my phone, I can tell you when my Christmas gifts leave a warehouse in some small town adjacent to a bigger city, hike across a state, a region, a country, and when the delivery service signs off on them after they are dropped on my porch. And with […]Read More King Herod Will Always Hunt Down The Rohingya
Maybe it’s the crisp leaves under our feet Holy One the cool whisper of the breeze in our ears reminding us that winter is almost here. A day ending sooner The stars coming earlier the light hibernating next to the warmth until the Spring. Maybe it is the sound of those leaves the chill of […]Read More A Prayer for Late Autumn
This morning I found someone’s incomplete to-do list on my way to work. I hope the dry-cleaning was indeed picked up and the birthday cake made. How about the email that was promised? Are the dogs still waiting to be treated for ticks? Is the Halloween party planned? Not so much pithy proverb as psalm, […]Read More The Day After All Saints
The sun (Apollo?) kept playing games with me on our afternoon walk through Pompeii.Read More Shadow, Light, Ash, Mystery: A Brief Photo Essay from Pompeii
Love it for its moral promise. That brave and bold Declaration, the establishment clause, the Emancipation Proclamation, Fireworks and Juneteenth, its Jazz and sweet Appalachian rhythms, its Steinbecks and its Morrisons and all its poets, even the bad ones, its Memphis barbecue and California almond farms. Land-grant Universities that dot the rural midwest. Letter from […]Read More Love it or Leave it?
Originally Offered at a Public Meeting of the Council Against Hate Chattanooga, TN June 15, 2019 We are a Many-voiced crowd People of Faith and People whose faith is in humanity. Sometimes we are both. Some days we are neither. We come together for the sake of wholeness in a world so often fragmented to […]Read More A Prayer For Peace in the Face Of Hatred