Know that Moment Right Before Things Begin? This will blow your mind.

Mind. Blown. Wow. Haha okay, sorry, all of that was just a dirty trick. I wanted to do a little experiment to see if using an Upworthy-style headline generated more hits. The following simple meditation is cool, but it’s probably not going to blow your mind or shake your world. Since you’re here, though, whyContinue reading “Know that Moment Right Before Things Begin? This will blow your mind.”

Monday Prayer: That We Would Have Responsible Hope

May we find our positions strong, if only for a moment. May we catch a whiff in the air of liberation and deliverance only just beginning to emerge from the shadows, But may we take it for what it is and nothing more, May we not get carried away. May we ever seek justice, YetContinue reading “Monday Prayer: That We Would Have Responsible Hope”

Tale of a Lost Worker, Part VI

Turns out, along the way, I seem to have written a novel. You’d Guess From Their Cries: One Heretic’s Quest for Salvation is a tale told in three parts, and in gratitude and love I’m posting the second of those parts, “Tale of a Lost Worker,” in its entirety, as a serial. This is the mind-blowing conclusionContinue reading “Tale of a Lost Worker, Part VI”

2014: Stories of Common Folk, Joyous Expectations

And so, as always, the cycle continues to turn. We arrive at long-awaited solstices and we celebrate, we experience magic, we are granted revelations, and then at long last the special holiday season departs. In some cases (especially if you did it right), you may be feeling yourselves relieved to return to more ordinary existence.Continue reading “2014: Stories of Common Folk, Joyous Expectations”

Tale of a Lost Worker, Part V

Turns out, along the way, I seem to have written a novel. You’d Guess From Their Cries: One Heretic’s Quest for Salvation is a tale told in three parts, and in gratitude and love I’m posting the second of those parts, “Tale of a Lost Worker,” in its entirety, as a serial. If you missed any ofContinue reading “Tale of a Lost Worker, Part V”

Tale of a Lost Worker, Part IV

Turns out, along the way, I seem to have written a novel. You’d Guess From Their Cries: One Heretic’s Quest for Salvation is a tale told in three parts, and in gratitude and love I’m posting the second of those parts, “Tale of a Lost Worker,” in its entirety, as a serial. If you missed any ofContinue reading “Tale of a Lost Worker, Part IV”

New Week, New Year, New Blessing

Happy new year, happy new moon, happy new week. As we approach the beginnings of things, Our days still short, nights still long, Weather still horrible for months to come, May we approach only after we take a deep breath, Only after we allow a moment of quiet, Only if we release the heaviness ofContinue reading “New Week, New Year, New Blessing”

Papa’s Pile: A Children’s Story

To celebrate the wonders of the season, I’ve taken this opportunity to clean up my act, sweeten my disposition, and write a Christmas-solstice-New-Year story for children. It’s a good story, though maybe not a practical one for children. It’s too long for a kid under six or seven, at any rate (though as that correspondsContinue reading “Papa’s Pile: A Children’s Story”

Memory Lane as Viewed From On High: Highlights from 2012 Solstice Coverage

Well, we’ve sure done our fair share of reflection in honor of the high holy week, and if you know our wizard, you know there will be more. Nevertheless, we’d best get to celebrating if we’re to have any balance whatsoever in our holiday experience. With that end in mind, I enthusiastically present some abridgedContinue reading “Memory Lane as Viewed From On High: Highlights from 2012 Solstice Coverage”

2013: Just a Box of Rain?

“We all got up to dance, Oh, but we never got the chance, For as the players tried to take the field, The marching band refused to yield. […] And in the streets, the children screamed, The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed, But not a word was spoken; The church bells all were broken.”Continue reading “2013: Just a Box of Rain?”