• 2021,  Everyday Life

    A visitation from gentle water

    “Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk The rain makes running pools in the gutter The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night And I love the rain.“ April Rain Song, by Langston Hughes This day, I snapped some photos…

  • 2021,  Everyday Life,  Spirituality

    Spiritual Guidance – A Travelogue (Part 1)

    “…always the question comes back to a central question: how is the Divine wooing us, calling us into deeper and deeper intimacy?”[1] John Mabry We love to travel. We all have seen the proliferation of travel books, blogs, and Instagrams that are dedicated to making us wish we were in different places. Exotic places. Faraway places that are difficult to get to. Or at least, take a long…

  • a drawing of the offering of spiritual companionship to one another
    2020,  Everyday Life,  Spirituality

    All moments are key moments

    Frederick Buechner, from Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation: “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”

  • 2020,  Everyday Life,  Experiments,  Spirituality

    Breath, Step, Draw, Repeat

    I’ve been training for a couple of years in becoming a Facilitator in Interspiritual Meditation – a universal seven-step practice that was developed as a direct descendant of the Snowmass Conferences that Father Thomas Keating hosted, bringing together teachers from different religions and sacred traditions and finding ways to practice spirituality together. I’ve been privileged to get to share this practice with a few of you, and have…

  • 2019,  Everyday Life,  Experiments,  Spirituality


    This weekend I turned 42. On my birthday morning, after making coffee, I pulled up the New York Times. The zeitgeist is deeply troubled. The UK Election just reinforced a Brexit from the EU, but also reinforced a retreat by people into nationalism and self-preservation. Non-cooperation, non-neighborliness, non-flourishing are taking hold on people. Certainly, this spirit has also taken hold in the United States. The NYT Opinion writers…