Category: spiritual themes

Gluttony for Beauty

Tonight I board a plane, kicking off a nearly eleven hour jaunt to the Caribbean, where I’ll eventually board an oceanic city called Adventure of the Seas. The excess I will witness and no doubt indulge in will be staggering – a gluttony of the gastro, the sensory, […]

For Lent, I Give Up Nothing

“Back the camera up just a bit, and you are nothing but a human being, floating through time and space…” Vapor [A Meditation] – The Liturgists I recognize I am a solid week overdue to be posting something Lent-related, but I suppose to worry about such tardiness would […]

Escape the Box

“Fish aren’t meant to be in a box, kid. It does things to them.” This quote from “Finding Nemo” wandered into my brain recently while I was outside, enjoying a cigar. It snowed here for the first time this season, so I decided to take in the beauty […]

The Shrunken God

Some of my most vivid childhood memories are those of church Sunday school classes. I remember the felt-covered boards the teachers would use to give visuals for the stories – the ones with the little paper Bible characters. I don’t think many Sunday school teachers use felt boards […]