Month: January 2020


courage


For a time, I was a full-time fundraiser, thirty years ago.  Then, for a time, I was a full-time priest and monk and priest again - twenty years ago.  Two years ago I began to experience The Church as an alcoholic family system.  Not everyone experiences the Church that way...

Giggles


If Kai-the-dog were able to speak, I think he would giggle.  Labs seem to have a giggle inside them. I have never met a Greyhound, for example, that seemed to be stifling a giggle and yet Labs seem to be doing it all the time. When he sleeps his little...

not so sure…but calm


  Life on this cliff in the Salish Sea can get weird. Because Whidbey Island is so beautiful, there are a lot of very wealthy people who live here and many live on Edgecliff Road near me and this park. There are CEO’s and retired CEO’s and ladies who “divorced...

Saying “No” in a Yes Culture


A new year and a new decade ahead deserves a moment’s pause in the light of the sun, a candle or a wood-stove. And pauses are not easy in our society. With a Starbuck’s on every corner and a local cafe in the middle of every block, we are all...