Category: spiritual themes

Untangling Knots

   In my teen years, I spent considerable time pondering the nature of knots. How is it, I wondered, that I can wrap up something like a string of Christmas lights in a perfect loop, stash it in a bin, and somehow, without the slightest manipulation of human […]

Have a Scary and Unsafe New Year

   I’m thinking of all the encouragements and admonishments people tend to hand out this time of year.  “Have a healthy New Year” “Have a prosperous New Year” “Have a safe and happy New Year” That last one, which happens to be the most commonly spoken, perplexes me. […]

The Ameritudes

   “Blessed are the poor in wallet,     for if they work really hard, they will get a piece of the pie. Blessed are those who mourn their lack of the newest smart phone,     for they will receive the most awesome model for affordable,    […]