Month: February 2014


here there be dragons


  This breathtaking window in the cathedral's nave depicts Eve in the Garden being tempted by a frightening and oddly beautiful serpent. The Dean at the time had the window designed to incorporate his wife's image as Eve but absented his own image as Adam in favor of a majestic,...

Kairos Time


  My dog Kai and I will often walk the Labyrinth which sits majestically in Dominick Park.  It is a moment of sabbath in the day.  Kai, my dog, is named Kai because it is short for Kairos - a greek term which names the time in which God exists....

light and salt and savory crab cheesecake and me


  Yesterday's gospel was for foodies.  It was about salt and light, bushels and mindfulness.  The crab, cream cheese, red peppers, eggs, onions and heavy cream in this savory crab cheesecake are all delicious; but add a pinch of salt and they all pop because the salt activates our taste-buds. ...

fire in the ice


  In the bleak midwinter, one must sit with what comes. This morning I awoke to a letter from an old friend which I had intentionally delayed opening.  It filled me with grief and sadness; regret and feelings of failure and loss. I saw the letter there waiting for me...

$30 and some kindness can save a life


Today a teenaged kid aged about 19 arrived on an overnight bus from Denver to Albuquerque, New Mexico to be with family after a period of time in his life in which his life unravelled into homelessness.  He slept on a warm bus last night and snacked on food bought...

looking in


  Why do we go to church?  I am sure the clergy have an opinion; but I wonder why the laity go to church?  Clearly the answer is different for everyone.  And the answers of the laity may be different from the expectations of the clergy.  And that there are...