Giving Thanks

Albert Einstein once said that the most important question for a human to ask is this: “Is the universe friendly?”[1] It’s a particularly good question for 2020. This year that began with hopes of seeing all things better (with 20-20 vision) has turned out to be a year of unprecedented wildfires and hurricanes, blatant racism, … More Giving Thanks

A Voter’s Guide

The most significant measure of the greatness of a society is the manner in which it takes care of its most vulnerable persons. Period.  You can tell the moral depth of a people by the way they care for children, the poor, the sick, the homeless, and, to use the moral mantra of the Old … More A Voter’s Guide

Living In Between

These days we are all living in between, in a liminal space. Liminality is an in-between state, as if you’ve left one room but are not yet in the next room. It’s a place of transition that leaves us looking backward at what was, and ahead at what will be, sometimes feeling unsettled by the … More Living In Between

Life Is a Mess

Life is a mess.  Covid-19 keeps acting like a pandemic, paying no attention whatsoever to politicians who want to send it packing with their denials of science. The virus is immune to protestations by economic enterprises desperate to staunch financial hemorrhaging. Covid is in control, not us. Accept it, cope with it, be real. It’s … More Life Is a Mess

Thanks, Dad

Thanks, Dad.  I’m thinking about him today. Dad died 1½ years ago at 92, having lived a long and good life. As I think back today, I’m recalling how he enjoyed life, loved God and his family, and worked really hard at a job he adored for 36 years as a professor and administrator at a Christian … More Thanks, Dad