Category Archives: religion

Frazzle-Dazzle

  I’m not entirely sure why I have had an inner urging for several weeks, now, to post this poem, but I have, and since it revolves around the self-reflective mindset that results in what we loosely call “resolutions,” it … Continue reading

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Common Courtesy, Political Correctness and the Golden Rule

Call me crazy, or addled, or pixilated, or whatever you like, but it seems to me that the American express has veered off course; the roaring of our engines is still robust, and the speed of our progress continues apace, … Continue reading

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OUR COMMON HOME: What the Pope Said

I’m astonished by the Pope on so many levels. There is his proactive humility, his profound simplicity, his confident spirituality, and all served up to our little lost world in his mind-bogglingly perfect pitch. As both a lifelong friend of … Continue reading

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Act Three: The Garden Tour at Waning Time

In the early weeks, exuberant, happy growth pours forth from the garden. (https://inpraiseofangels.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/the-garden-tour/) By midsummer, a spectral reveal takes over: the yellows and oranges of the early lilies demur to the mauves and pinks of hydrangeas that, in their own … Continue reading

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Remembering Mama, and Margaret Sandlin’s Cherry Dessert

The first day of September is rich with meaning for so many people in so many ways. For students of every age, from Pre-K (something that hadn’t even been invented in my day) right on through doctoral studies, it marks … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale, Complete Part I, “The Wedding”

About A Boy’s Tale To my mind, one of history’s – especially Christian history’s – most under-appreciated personalities is Mark the Evangelist. Oh, we’ve heard of him well enough, but only as the author of the Gospel bearing his name. … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 11

XI The rabbi raised his arms to Heaven and said an opening prayer in Hebrew, then switched to Aramaic as he turned to Abner and Rebecca, “Is this your daughter, whom you surrender on this day and in this place … Continue reading

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