Month: October 2015


some weeds


Thistle at Cathedral Ridge The thistle is considered a terrible weed in agriculture.  In England, where frowning on things has been raised to an art form, the thistle is considered a sign of poor land use and care.  It is a weed and it is hard to eradicate. But it...

down here


"The first step toward finding God, Who is Truth, is to discover the truth about myself: and if I have been in error, this first step to truth is the discovery of my error." Thomas Merton This is his century, Thomas Merton’s.  He is a hero of mine.  Churchill also. ...

vulnerable


To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid...

assuming


It can be hard to remember that are all doing the best we can.  For some it feels to me that their best is grossly inadequate and for others, their best is ten times better than mine and that just frustrates me. I remember hearing the theory that everyone is...

awareness


"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous." Thomas Merton Really knowing ourselves...

new freinds


I had a bunch of friends over to the house for a friend’s birthday party.  We made Brazilian drinks, I made pad thai and they set up a labyrinth with candles and paper bags in the grass. We ate. We drank. We walked the labyrinth. We talked about friendship and...