parenting as art

Friday, March 2nd. The 10th day of Lent. you do your best you do what seems right in your gut often maybe even mostly you dont know why you do what you do and somehow in the delightful mix of...

Cigarettes and Juniper

Friday, April 6th. Good Friday. I was on my way back from the artist hermitages at Laity Lodge last weekend when I saw an ashtray near the outdoor fireplace. That kind of surprised me. Laity...

Time travel

Today is the fifteenth day of Lent. This year my Lenten journey is to be mindful of my life every day. It's hard to explain what that means, but I know the meaning of it. This...

Never Scoff at a True Believer

Saturday, February 25th. The fourth day of Lent. Rules for Living #29: Never Scoff at a True Believer A true believer is culturally unconscious. They are completely at peace with Mother Culture because they are unaware...

Two things

Today is the twenty-sixth day of Lent. If you are part of a religion or spiritual tradition with a bible, scriptures, traditions, steps, or any sort of received wisdom, you should embrace your tradition's teachings...

The moves of my life

Wednesday, March 21st. The 29th day of Lent. I've always been glad that I was born in 1961 because my life divides itself easily into decades. It's a bit of an artificial division, but it...

I never gave my mind away

Saturday, March 17th. The 25th day of Lent. I never gave my mind to the Church. Never. Even when I was a small boy and every adult that meant something to me was some sort...

I have a problem

Today is the 8th day of Lent. Over the last year I've become aware of a problem that I have. It's my problem. It originates within me. It has no connection to any external reality...

Projection

Sunday, March 25th. The fifth Sunday of Lent. This morning I was in the Episcopal 101 class at Saint Luke's. The priest teaching it came into the room, and I immediately sensed that something was...

Rising up to cold space?

Wednesday, March 14th. The 22nd day of Lent. I suppose there are numerous ways this could play itself out, but the point is that you and I cannot know what realities exist beyond our feeble...