Dear Friends, In this section of my website, I will be posting pieces I’ve written since the publication of Let Me Remember This. Eventually they will find their way into another book: And This Too. Much of that content is already complete, but, over time, I will add these latest essays and observations so that […]
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As a writer, I see it as a calling to bear witness to the pivotal events of our time. Few, if any, will ever match the one we are going through now. Across all facets of our lives, the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in our experience. The following is the first […]
I have been a writer for half a century. During that time, which seems to have flown faster than fifty years could, I have seen a lot, done a lot, and been a lot as well. My winnings and losses have been many, each of them a lesson, especially the losses. In 1996, I began […]
That’s an unbeatable deal! But there seems to be confusion about what “received him” means? Jesus didn’t explain. He left it at that. Strangely enough, most of us have also left it at that. Frivolous and fickle, we have since turned our focus to other matters instead, in particular to matter itself. Desires of a […]
Life is a pilgrimage. It is not a tour. Be its pilgrim, its seeker of truth, its lover of precious learning. See below the surface of what is seen. Get into being. To live this sacred pilgrimage as a tourist is to miss what you are seeking. It is not a place. It is not another […]
Each of us lives in a haunted house. Ghosts are there, and demons too. They have been with us from the time we moved in. We know them. They followed us from where we were before, and although they are not a constant disturbance, they tend to lurk in search of the opportune moment to […]
What are you doing? I’m waiting. Waiting for what? Waiting to be ready. Ready for what? For whatever I’m here to do. What do you think that is? When I’m ready, I’m sure that I’ll know. You could be waiting forever. These things take time. Are you waiting too? Not anymore. I got ready by […]
Have you ever had a nemesis? Someone you couldn’t get rid of, who could make you crazy with wanting to do him in? Someone like Moriarty to Sherlock Holmes? I’m happy to say that I’ve never had anyone as nasty as that in my life. Many are they who I’ve walk the other way to […]
In a word, no. Our human sight has a very limited range of visibility. But as devotees, we can begin to see God in other ways, merely by looking for Him in all that surrounds and permeates life as we know it: in things of beauty, in the people we love, even in the challenges […]
It seems we were born to invent. For better or worse, it is what we do. And not just things, but stories, excuses, and schemes too. Thus, much of what we invent we would be better off without. Take the idea that love is selective, for instance. Who concocted that one? Our inventiveness apparently dates […]