Ash Wednesday

Lenten Blog 2012: Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday - 10:00 pm Tonight Jeanene and I went to Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, where we have been attending for about 8 weeks. We've been drawn, almost against our will, to...

Back in the game

Monday, March 26th. The 34th day of Lent. I was pretty excited about the softball game on Sunday with the Episcopalians. It's just a recreational league. No practicing or anything. Whoever shows up can play....

Back to the Body part 5

Wednesday, March 7th. The 15th day of Lent. I apologize for the length of this. But I started this thing, so I guess I'll try and finish it. It took me four months to get through...

God or the Idea of God

Thursday, February 23rd. The second day of Lent. There is a dog in my neighborhood that watches the world through a gap between two boards in the fence around his yard. When I jog by...

How can you?

Today is the 7th day of Lent. How can you comprehend another culture when you are UNCONSCIOUS of your own? How can you understand others when you have NEVER tried to understand yourself? How can you know...

The Gospel According To

Wednesday, February 29th. The 8th day of Lent. I heard Ian Cron read from his memoir last year at Laity Lodge. He described a mystical experience he had on a Saturday morning when he was ten...

When my family was on Welfare

Tuesday, March 27th. The 35th day of Lent. Okay, technically it wasn't Welfare, but it was government assistance so let's not split hairs. In November of 2007 Jeanene quit her job because Shelby was in a...

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...

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...

Hammy update

Wednesday, March 28th. The 36th day of Lent. I'm correct in thinking that everyone who does one of these "write every day in Lent" things is allowed at least one completely sucky entry, right? I hope...