My father sings barbershop. Yup. Even worse, he’s a baritone. What does that mean? Well, in this four-part harmony, the lead sings the melody, the tenor takes the high notes, … Continue Reading You’ve Gotta Sing Your Song
I have always been drawn to beauty, as bees are called to nectar and deserts thirst for rain. When I was an atheist, I found delight in the beauty of … Continue Reading Beauty Hunger
I feel very brave posting this. Three and a half years of blogging here and I have been careful not to show pictures of myself straight on. In fact, you’ll … Continue Reading Brave
How intimate are you with your landscape? Finding the difference between pretty and beautiful when I took a surprising second look at one of my favorite works of art. Featuring works by Benson and Wyeth.
For my aunt’s cancer, angiosarcoma, to be removed from her body, her nose had to be removed. After a year and a half of surgeries, nearly torturous radiation sessions, and … Continue Reading Cancer and Perspective
God loves what God creates – every person is beautiful in the eyes of God, both body and soul. What if we saw each other the way God sees us?
Saw this classic on a preview for a TV sitcom: “If God made Adam and Eve and they had Cain and Abel, then where did Cain and Abel’s wives come … Continue Reading The Atheistic Questions: Genesis
It’s time, once again, to reflect upon the Ascension of Jesus Christ… Okay, it’s true, Catholics believe some radical things. Like the Ascension. We profess that Jesus not only rose … Continue Reading Weird and Wonderful: the Essence of the Ascension
(This little verse, which I originally wrote quite a few years ago, has a perspective on autumn foliage that is different from last week’s poem…) Autumn leaves grasp the colors … Continue Reading Autumn Leaves
The glory has just begun. The light of the inner sun radiates within every leaf, shining pale green at the heart and, growing bolder, the golden fire glowing more intensely … Continue Reading Sugar Maple in Autumn
The rose came through the rain better than I did. The Storm fell suddenly, heavy, wet, and grey. The rose met the rain with pretty upturned face, until the burden … Continue Reading Coming Through
Who amongst us isn’t wounded? Who amongst us isn’t crippled in some way? Who amongst us doesn’t bear the scars of past hurt or the pain of present heartache? To be … Continue Reading The Heavy-Laden One
I seek You, Lord, in the wilderness, in the shadows and the desert of night; I seek You, Lord, on the mountaintops, in the meadows and the oceans of light. … Continue Reading Seeking You
Okay, it’s true, Catholics believe some radical things. Take the Ascension, for one. We profess that Jesus not only rose from the dead, but also went bodily to a supernatural … Continue Reading The Essence of the Ascension – Weird and Wonderful