Grounded in Earth-Breath

While things political are currently out of whack and in a state of alarm and distressing tantrum, we live in a beautiful, beautiful world. I'm on a 4 1/2 hour drive and the rugged autumnal scenery is reminding me that the personal and social storms of our lives are transitory and so very fleeting. No matter what happens with our elections, no matter how things play out at work, no matter the state of our love lives, and regardless of all of our petty preferences and opinions - the … [Read more...]

Eutychus – the first young victim of organized religion.

When asked "who is your favorite person in the Bible?"I don’t say Moses – even though at times I’ve felt adrift in life and like I’m floating down a river into the unknown I don’t say Peter – even though I relate to his epic adventures in missing the point I don’t say Paul – even though I relate to his ego, and the unnamed thorn in his side I don’t say Mary – even though my heart sings with elation when I realize how she, a woman, was the first Christian preacher and evangelist of the good … [Read more...]

Saved by the Lesbians.

in the bleak midwintermillions are unemployed, uninsured, and under pressure.widening gap between the haves and the have nots widening and gappening like mick jagger about to eat all of the billions of burgers mcdonald’s serves from the deforested brazillian rainforests turned into grazing land to feed our addictions to cheap bovine carcasses infused with hormones, antibiotics, and monsanto’s irreversibly genetically modified pastures.“corporate person” funded presidential candidate c … [Read more...]

Maundy Thursday, Footwashing, & Porn.

The title may've grabbed your attention.Unless you've got a foot fetish, it's probably because of the third thing mentioned in it.Let's face it, Maundy Thursday is the least known about, most intimate, and least attended, of the Christian holy days.The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and then wraps up with "holy week" - which is comprised of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the great culmination of the celebration of Jesus' resurrection known as Easter.Most people have … [Read more...]

Rock of Ages 2.0 – poetic injustice.

things weren’t right in ferguson. i mean israel!i said things weren’t right in israel! ...new york.instead of God’s chosen people blissfully basking in the warm sun of freedom,they couldn't breathe because the air was thick with the heavy jack-boots of imperial oppression.instead of the hebrews building projects of their own design,her craftsmen and laborers were laboring under the thumbs of Roman task-masters who had them constructing temples to their pantheon of gods and hou … [Read more...]

Men. “retreating – to advance.”

mencommon men.diverse men.young bucks. mature bulls. aged sages.men in their heads men in their bodiesmen with wounds men with strengthsmen with coping patterns that no longer servemen who are wise men who are fools every man - both.men who've cheated men who've rapedmen who've abused men who've been abused men who gather to seek the medicine of men talking sticks... honest dicks men sighing men moaning men singing men dancing men drumming men … [Read more...]