It's Your Life. For Real.

In the post called Something Fierce I wrote about how powerless I sometimes feel in the face of evil on a global, systemic scale, especially that perpetrated by multinational corporations pillaging the resources of underdeveloped countries and manipulating the global...

Valentine's Day 2013

It’s Valentine’s Day and I am tucked up alone in bed watching an old romantic comedy. Once upon a time I would have considered that a bad thing, but this year it feels kind of nice. To tell the truth I hardly registered the date until I turned on the...

The Unexpected Spontaneity of God

Christmas Jazz the cry from a stable syncopated a counterpoint to Caesar’s classical structure creating a musical opening toward the unexpected spontaneity of God. A.V.S. One of the things I always found problematical about the christian concept of God is his...

Freedom and Belonging

I am thinking about freedom and belonging and the tension that exists between them; The Eagles’ Desperado is my soundtrack as I ruminate: Desperado, oh, you ain’t gettin’ no younger: Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home....