Essays

Jun
21
Is Brian Wilson a Genius?

Is Brian Wilson a Genius?

The iconic artist and musician from Beach Boy fame Brian Wilson turned eighty. I’m astonished with the longevity of
4 min read
Jun
16
Two Difficult Things

Two Difficult Things

Eugene Peterson in the introduction to 1st John from the Message Bible: “The two most difficult things to get straight
2 min read
Jun
02
On My Wedding Anniversary

On My Wedding Anniversary

ON LOVE ~ By Thomas Kempis Love is a mighty power, a great and complete good. Love alone lightens every burden,
1 min read
May
28
Liturgy for a Grieving Nation

Liturgy for a Grieving Nation

I’m not sure I have words to express my sadness over the massacres in Buffalo and Texas these last
4 min read
May
25
Essays on Guns

Essays on Guns

“The United States makes up 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but holds almost half of all civilian-owned
1 min read
May
15
Open Letter to Inmate 157103

Open Letter to Inmate 157103

We know what you did. The 200 mile drive wasn’t accidental and a leisurely drive to visit old friends
2 min read
May
14
Too Funny to Fail and the Gifts of Failure

Too Funny to Fail and the Gifts of Failure

Dana Carvey, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_Carvey]the comedic legend of Saturday Night Live fame, was riding high
4 min read
May
10
Winning Time and the Curse of Competition

Winning Time and the Curse of Competition

The last episode of Winning Time [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winning_Time:_The_Rise_of_the_Lakers_Dynasty] reveals
3 min read
May
09
A Place I Love...

A Place I Love...

Head west down Main Street and when you see the pier on the left, take the small ramp down to
2 min read
Apr
26
How to Write, Create, or Be a Human?

How to Write, Create, or Be a Human?

Brian Doyle [https://orionmagazine.org/2012/10/the-place-where-i-write-brian-doyle/] says: > “It has nothing to do with talent. Somehow it has everything
1 min read