Poor Millionaires is a thoroughly refreshing, extraordinarily honest (and honestly hopeful) account amidst this depressing morass of institutional failures. In large part because it isn’t the story of an institution–it’s a story about a relationship between two people who readily admit to their brokenness, mistakes, misunderstandings, and failures yet still manage to create something beautiful together.
Easter is celebrated on the Sunday that follows the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. I like the sound of this–after the first full moon. I love how it ties the Christian liturgical calendar to the rhythms of the planet, the migration of birds, the mating of frogs, the amount of light in our … Continue reading After the First Full Moon. Winter will End.
Empires don’t really seem to change all that much over time. In the Roman Empire brutality was considered a necessity. Callousness was seen as virtuous. We may call it interrogation techniques, we may call it austerity, but the moves are sort of the same. Cut food stamps. Cut the programs that benefit the poor. Give … Continue reading The Roman Empire had Superbowls too
It seems like advent could use a dose of the Revolutionary Expectation. I think we could get a little more of that energy going on at Christmas time. What are we waiting for? Presents under the tree? Yule kaka? Cookies? We’re waiting for a revolution.
They fly all over the Bible – from beginning to end – and they have a prominent place in the founding narratives of almost every culture and religion. They are not just bones and feathers. They are strength or hope, omen and oracle.
I’ve just learned that my parents have decided to become vegetarians. They are 82. My uncle read a book, tried the recommended diet, lowered his blood pressure, lost weight–convinced my parents of the benefits (reduces the risk of cancer, extends life), so they’re trying it. Most of me thinks–super cool, new adventures, the less factory … Continue reading Extending Life