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August 30, 2013
September = Back to….
It's September, pretty much, and all-the-sudden. I feel the lure of "back-to-school" as surely as...
August 24, 2013
Today I am going to try and live into the simplicity and struggle of this...
August 22, 2013
Naming the Ultimate, Part Two
A quick peek at www.godchecker.com gives some indication of the sheer number of times humanity...
August 17, 2013
There is an old and often told story of a child walking along a beach,...
August 16, 2013
Welcome To This Broken World, Sweetheart (2013)
Amid the commotion of our family's ordinary daily lives, I do pay some attention to...
August 15, 2013
Naming the Ultimate, Part One
I suspect that we think about the ultimate because we can’t manage to see ourselves...
August 10, 2013
I had the honor of spending this week with a dozen youth who chose to...
August 08, 2013
When the storm comes in a bird sits on a limb in the suddenly solidly...
August 07, 2013
Forty Seven Weddings and a Funeral
It’s been almost a week now, but I’m still internalizing the seismic change taking place...
August 02, 2013
Red Light, Green Light, Slow Year, Fast Year
At 7:44am, one year ago today, our Little Bean finally came out into the world,...
August 01, 2013
Free Will, Fate, and Destiny: A Humanist Perspective
Human religions have always been built upon foundations of the best available science of the...
July 29, 2013
Keep the Faith!
In his story of a man with a sneering wife, Sufi master Rumi begins: A...
July 25, 2013
America’s God (a lullaby)
“It was all God’s plan.” George Zimmerman In the United States, God loves white and...
July 20, 2013
Embodied Justice, Embodied Speech
Beloveds, let us have a common vocabulary. In the midst of the conversation on race...
July 19, 2013
How Many Summers Left?
I do not love hot weather. I do not love intense humidity and stepping out...
July 18, 2013
My Covenant with All That Is
I pledge to follow The earth’s gentle curve As I go; I pledge to breathe...
July 13, 2013
A Prayer for those Whose Hearts are on Fire
A prayer after the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman Spirit of love and justice,...
July 12, 2013
O Parenting: You Humble Me
Our Little Bean is starting to stand, ever-so-momentarily, on her own. Meanwhile, our lives careen...
July 11, 2013
But Where’s the Woo-Woo?
“Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books; / Or surely you'll grow double,” said...
July 07, 2013
Weeding Out Racism
I’m a gardener in the upper Midwest, so in July I spend a lot of...
July 04, 2013
Freedom . . . for Which?
I subscribe to the notion that separating out religion from other meaning-making systems is valid...
June 28, 2013
I'll try to keep this post short. Because that's what I've been appreciating lately: few...
June 27, 2013
Arguing Over the Light
All religions, all this singing, one song. Rumi 1. A poet I met once, Leslie...
June 20, 2013
They Walk Into the Place Where (a reflection on immigration)
They walk into the place carrying a bandana, carrying a balaclava, carrying a bordada made...
June 14, 2013
Doing It All…A Little Bit.
I am going to have to go back to work eventually. I mean, two women...
June 13, 2013
Here, In This Flow
The turtles go out of their water this time of year, slow on roadways, slow...
June 10, 2013
A People of Promise
We are all in this together, beloveds. All of creation is ultimately and intimately relational....
June 07, 2013
Into the Summer Daze
We want summer to be leisurely. We want it to be restful. We want it...
June 06, 2013
Our Place in the Alhambra
1. Go ahead, climb up the Alhambra brick-- taxis can’t come here, and the effort...
May 30, 2013
Incarceration nation, where did you put your young men? You put them in a plea...
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