Palm Sunday, Writings for Holy Week

Palm Sunday, Writings for Holy Week

The following is Palm Sunday’s sermon, with an attachment (PDF) for the rest of Holy Week. Please feel free to download and share with your friends and loved ones. Thank you. The-Journey_Palm-Sunday-to-EasterDownload Greetings and Peace! Holy Week is a baptism by...
It’s Beautiful [Documentary]

It’s Beautiful [Documentary]

Dear readers, I invite you to now become viewers of “It’s Beautiful,” a documentary that marvelously explores the nature of beauty in all its sublimity in wonder. I had the privilege and honor of being interviewed for this film. You can watch my clip below. Miko...
Blog Tour: The Muffin interviews Ted about Acts of Forgiveness

Blog Tour: The Muffin interviews Ted about Acts of Forgiveness

It is March and the blog tour has finally begun. My deepest thanks to Nicole Pyles of The Muffin (WOW! Women on Writing) for this lovely interview with me. Please see the full interview page to enter the raffle for a book giveaway. The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on...
Winter Love

Winter Love

Under the predictable Snow Moon, the wind blew what appeared to be clouds in an otherwise cloudless sky over Mount Baldy above Santa Fe. These unusual wispy clouds were soon revealed to be clouds of snow dust blowing over the mountains, instantly-creating another...
A Service of Communion [Audio Sermon]

A Service of Communion [Audio Sermon]

Ted had the honor of celebrating mass at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Buffalo, New York on January 26 2020. His sermon was wonderfully heartfelt, eloquent hopeful—and we are lucky enough to have a recording! Please give it a listen [21:40] below. “We are...
On the Occasion of 50th Anniversary of Gay Pride

On the Occasion of 50th Anniversary of Gay Pride

I recall a time when I thought I had my life well defined and it’s imperfections almost well managed. I say almost, because the force of change and shattering still lay within marginal and for the most part dormant. But only for a while. A call from deep within to...
Winter: Time to Slow Down

Winter: Time to Slow Down

It is 2020, a year already challenging our vision of ourselves, the nation and the world. It is highly likely the events of history will overtake and crowd our vision compromising our sense of nationhood, self and others. As a seasonal response then, Winter may be...
Why I Write

Why I Write

Now that the book — Acts of Forgiveness — is out in the marketplace (Amazon, McFarland/Toplight, BuyLocal, Barnes and Noble) I am beginning to reckon with the hard question raised by friends and family: “Why did you write this book?”    As stated in the...
Aloof, yet full of wonder…

Aloof, yet full of wonder…

Arising this morning with temps hovering in the upper 30s, a familiar chill, too soon driven away by the warm, but fading, autumn sun. The high desert first revealed the change with the blossoming of bright yellow Broom Snakeweed proliferating the landscape. But now...
In Search for Home

In Search for Home

A great deal has been written and spoken about the mess on the Border and our dealings with immigrants, otherwise known as strangers.  It is a curiosity of the American people, all of whom were once strangers, immigrants and castaways, that there is rather rapid...
Out of My Head on the River of the Heart

Out of My Head on the River of the Heart

“It is important that we go out of our heads at least once a day.” Perhaps summer is the time when we go out of our heads for a little longer? I “went out my head” after an incredible day on the Rio Grande, negotiating and nearly losing it into the feverish...