Deep Thoughts

Breathtaking Singularity

I took Caleb for a rainy walk in the woods this morning and along the way saw 3 Red Efts, which felt pretty special. I saw the first one about…

Wordlessness

The Gospel of John opens with, “In the beginning was the Word…” But our individual human beginnings are always without words. Each and every one of us comes into the…

Places Where Things Have Happened

Everything that we humans experience happens at a particular place and time. The world is teeming with layer upon layer of human experiences — large and small, memorable and not.…

You Can’t Go Home Again

I nearly always have Thomas Wolfe somewhere in the back of my mind. No matter, really – it could be much worse (and quite often is). Such a fraught and…

Neighbors

Here’s a quick thought that came and stayed with we while I took Caleb on a morning walk in the woods: We’re all neighbors. Bear with me, because there’s an…

So, I was Just Thinking …

Yesterday I realized that I’ve now experienced 61 April 19ths in my life. Thought of that way, it really doesn’t seem like that many, does it?  It certainly makes me…

Excruciating Beauty

The past string of days have been so beautiful that I hardly know what to do with myself. So that got me thinking, because there is a certain discomfort that…

Honoring the Dead

Today is the 35th anniversary of my friend Beth Allen’s death by suicide.  June 20, 1978.  I was 25 years old and living in Ardmore, PA when I learned of…

Acceptance

Okay, so here’s what I am thinking this morning, as the first Monday of March dawns on a sequestered nation. (And no, these aren’t political musings … tho’, unfortunately, the…