The Writing Desk

Summer Ruminations

Ah, it’s summer, but this one feels very different with our masking, social isolation and distancing and ongoing rolling lockdowns and pauses in reintegrating our society. So I have chosen to look at things that are the same always. Above …

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Called Upon to Remember

It is crucial to bring forward and acknowledge the intersection between white supremacist structures and our own racialization as white people, straight people, normal people; a journey to be sure.

Widening Circles of Love

In these days of impending release may these words lead us in our resolve to grieve our losses loudly and sincerely, to change the established order, and to rescue the perishing of our planet.

Surprised by Wonder

For all who seek delight and joy, and the silent witness of hope, it is testimony to the larger love and compassion to which each of us is called in the name of our humanity.

Winter Love

“Learn to Love? Has anyone ever learnt to love? We can withdraw our projections, certainly, and by so doing we can learn to understand one another. But I do not believe that anyone ever learned to love. Love happens. It is a miracle that happens by grace.”

Winter: Time to Slow Down

As a seasonal response then, Winter may be helpful as a time for letting go settling into our experience and that to which nature calls us; namely, rest and renewal.

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