Today I led a discussion centered around the topic of our passions and desires. “By what star do we navigate our journey on the earth? What we love will shape our days and provide the texture of our inner and outer life. How can we plant what we love in the garden of this life?” […]Read More → What Do I Love?
I have a desire to make a new beginning. (Pardon the vagueness. I’ll expand on that later.) Paradoxically that has me thinking about endings as well. New beginnings require old endings. Plant a sunflower seed and, with some water and sunlight, you start a new life. But there is no new life without death. Life […]Read More → New Beginnings Require Old Endings
I don’t know why but I’m feeling the love today. So here’s some music: Sixteen tracks on the theme of Universal Love. It’s an hour-long eclectic mix that starts poppy, gets funky and ends silly. Music by Galactic, Diana Ross, Golden Ball and more… (8tracks terms of service forbid a complete track listing.) Enjoy! One […]Read More → Universal Love
OK, let me get this out of the way first: Yes, I dressed the girl in her little Valentine’s Day outfit for daycare this morning. And yes, she looked cute. But all the same, allow me to insert a peremptory and curmudgeonly growl in advance of Valentine’s Day. Somewhere along the line, in Chaucer’s time […]Read More → Valentine
What motivates people to get up at 5:00 in the morning and go out to hold a sign in the rain? Love, rage and hope. Love for the city we call home. Rage at elected officials who are unable to perform their jobs. Hope that, despite everything, we might see a better day, where government […]Read More → Love, Rage and Hope
Note: I was working on this miniature essay just before Katrina. I’ve only just finished now. I fully realize that most people don’t think much about whether or not to have kids. They either know what they want and act on that instinct, or they don’t think about it at all and just do what […]Read More → Ultimate Arguments For and Against Having Kids
Xy & I went to Sean & Dawn’s wedding. (Sean is Xy’s partner teacher, and they have a great working relationship. I’m grateful to him even though I hardly know him personally.) I love weddings, and this was a great one, and interesting in a number of respects. The ceremony was held at St. Peter […]Read More → Wedding