Autumn Reverie

Autumn Reverie

I look to autumn as the season which shakes us from our lethargy; that is, from the long hot summer with its casual day-to-day-ness. Long ago autumn marked the return to school and another birthday for me, when getting the year old older was so longly felt throughout...
Summer Ruminations

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 us, the summer sky reminds us...
Called Upon to Remember

Called Upon to Remember

Remember The days of bondage— And remembering— Do not stand still. Go to the highest hill And look down upon the town Where you are yet a slave. Look down upon any town in Carolina Or any town in Maine, for that matter, Or Africa, your homeland— And you will see what...
Abandoning Hope Betraying the Human Community

Abandoning Hope Betraying the Human Community

The  surprise announcement by the President of the United States, 11 days after demanded a 30-day investigation, to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) represents yet another grotesque betrayal of the global community. This time thought, it is...
Widening Circles of Love

Widening Circles of Love

With quarantine, social isolation and separation, lockdowns and warnings of infection, disease and even death, we risk missing the very wonder of the creation about us. Or are so caught up in the fearsomeness of job insecurity, furloughs, or job loss altogether, that...