Tuesday Blessing: Bright Moon, Long Nights

The light of our full moon is bright as it sets this morning. We’ve watched it grow, and now that growth is complete. May we understand those aspects of our own lives that have grown with it. The light of our sun, our blessed life-giver, It is at its lowest this week, and we’ve longContinue reading “Tuesday Blessing: Bright Moon, Long Nights”

Despite Controversy, President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Santa Claus

Maxwell Jacobson, Wizard Wire International (WWI) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reiterating his administration’s commitment to pervasive and widely criticized NSA intelligence gathering, along with the importance of the glimmering Christmas spirit within his own heart, President Barack Obama today presented the Medal of Freedom to Santa Claus and thirteen other political and cultural honorees both living andContinue reading “Despite Controversy, President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to Santa Claus”

Holidays Suck, and Why That’s a Good Thing

Welcome to Advent. The most important thing about a year goes entirely unspoken because it is so intrinsically obvious: humans didn’t make it. We do our math and choose cultural markers and use these tools to impose our calendars, but the year does not set the terms of our rotation about the benevolent sun. The year isContinue reading “Holidays Suck, and Why That’s a Good Thing”

Monday Blessing: Slap a Bow on it and Stick it Under the Tree

May good fortune attend you by fire or through snow, In security or lack thereof, May the ripe potential we hold today burst forth manifest in the year to come. Until that transition is complete, let us pause to the benefit of our soul’s cardiac health. May smiling alpacas be waiting to greet you atContinue reading “Monday Blessing: Slap a Bow on it and Stick it Under the Tree”

Which way to the Banquet? Midsummer’s Day Six

Way back in December, I posted this crazy rambling rant exploring ways to cope with eternity even though our brains can never quite grasp it and even though random effects of eternity sometimes intrude into our daily lives and thoughts and dreams. Even as solstices themselves are made to look arbitrary in the face of theContinue reading “Which way to the Banquet? Midsummer’s Day Six”

Who was Jesus? (¡Viva Yeshua bar Alaha!)

’The kingdom of God is not coming with things that  can be observed; nor will they say, “Look, here it is!” or “There it is!” For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you. Oddly, something we actually haven’t discussed specifically is Christmas Day itself, the day when we celebrate rampant consumerism, Coca-Cola, andContinue reading “Who was Jesus? (¡Viva Yeshua bar Alaha!)”

Set the Table: A Yuletide Meditation on Eternity and Time and How to Deal With It

Within the boundless confines of the Universe, with her astoundingly vast manifestations and incomprehensibly infinite potentialities, there can be found rooms that exist outside of what we commonly perceive to be time. In another recent post, I introduced a phenomenon I will call time-independent memory. This is when the brain perceives the nature of certain peopleContinue reading “Set the Table: A Yuletide Meditation on Eternity and Time and How to Deal With It”

A Plea for Peace

Said the king to the people everywhere, “Listen to what I say– Pray for peace, people everywhere!” —Noel Regney, 1962 …[W]herever we are, we must all, in our daily lives, live up to the age-old faith that peace and freedom walk together….we shall also do our part to build a world of peace where theContinue reading “A Plea for Peace”

The Beginning of the World

And no one called us to the land, And no one knows the wheres or whys, But something stirs and something tries, And starts to climb towards the light… December 21, 2012 ultimately turned into an extremely over-hyped phenomenon, so much so that I had to debate with myself a little bit as to whetherContinue reading “The Beginning of the World”

Let’s Toast to Better Days (Yo Saturnalia!)

It is told in the old tales of a god who came to rule the land for a time. He arrived from places unknown, not with glory but instead as a fugitive. Instead of taking out his mysterious frustrations on the people through oppression, he gathered them together, binding them in perfect peace and unityContinue reading “Let’s Toast to Better Days (Yo Saturnalia!)”