Month: July 2017


Love notes


My friends came over on multiple nights to drink beer, eat good food and help me to pack my home for the move from the Cathedral to Albuquerque Heading Home.  Today I began my new life, raising money to ease the suffering of people who experience homelessness. It was a...

enough, and with a side of salsa


One of my oldest and dearest friends joined me yesterday to help me put the house together.  He has a good eye for space and design, and I have beautiful possessions, thanks mostly to parents and grandparents and great-grandparents who enjoyed and purchased beautiful things and kindly passed them on...

eyes of God


The past few days have been for rest, a final polish of my latest book and exploration of the land on which I live.  The masthead image above is my little farmhouse, set as it is on a beautiful farm.  Kai seems to love the nearby canal and I never...

Eve’s Apple


This is a bowl of apples from this farm.  I picked them today for a pie I plan to bake and for my lunch with cheddar cheese and a loaf of hot bread and some chutney. Apples are a complicated fruit in the Bible. The official apple story in the...

The eighth day


One wonders what God did on the eighth day. We know that God rested on the seventh day and called it “Holy” which we also know was a word God placed in scriptures very carefully, like placing a ticking bomb down on a table top.  Slowly.  Carefully.  Unsure if even...

pink on grey


There is something about sitting on the seaside which can be immensely healing.  The tide rolls in and then out in its dance of magnetism within the cosmos. One feels quite appropriately small.  And it is healing to feel small, since the permission to rest seems delivered alongside feeling small...

confessions of a panentheist


Reading Rachel Carson’s The Edge of The Sea it feels like a new kind of prayer book.  Especially while sitting on a rock, on a island, off the coast of Maine - it is a mystical experience.  It feels like a new church.  A new Bible. The Celtic church of...