A Recap of my Upcoming Events

One of the fun things about having a book come out is that there will be a number of events coming up related to the book (i.e., concerning Christian mysticism). So, here's a quick preview of events that are on the calendar, as well as a few that don't have dates pinned down yet, but will probably be firmed up in the near future. Some of these events (like the Portland weekend) have already been announced, but I'm putting them all here for the sake of being comprehensive.June 3-5: Writing … [Read more...]

The Road Not Taken

My dear readers, I try to keep the angst-quotient on this blog to a bare minimum, but this morning I am going to indulge myself a bit. You have been duly warned. Read on at your own risk.Yesterday morning I received an email from Bob P., a reader of this blog, who wrote this observation: I’ve been reading your wise blog posts on discipline and your rule for life and the huge amount of reading that you do.  I’m wondering why is this guy not teaching Spirituality at the Phd level at a well known … [Read more...]

Microteaching

I had an interesting insight the other day.As I'm wending my way through my midlife years, I have been playing with the "What if..." questions that I suppose haunt many people in their forties. But I guess where some people wonder "What if I really had become an artist/musician/actor/writer instead of just settling down in my career?" my questions run more along the lines of "What if I really had pursued a professional career instead of the writer's life?"Don't get me wrong: I'm deeply … [Read more...]


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