Category: Love and Living

Emptiness and Equality

You and I will never see one another as equals until we are both made empty. A more direct and personal way to say this is that I will never see you as my equal until I empty myself of all the distinctions that I claim...

To Change the World

I feel badly for not having kept up with this blog. This past year has got to be one of my most disorganized, and I can’t believe how quickly this summer is passing. Some days, I can’t even distinguish whether I’m getting important things done or...

Bring the Rain

It’s a military term, sometimes associated with the Iraqi forces in the First Gulf War, and their alleged reference to the coalition forces’ Multiple Launch Rocket System as bringing “metal rain,” and most often in reference to the AC130 gunship. If you’re a pop culture fan,...

Energy Transfer

The fabric of our individual life is composed of threads—of little strands that run through our life and are woven together to form the unique fabric, with its own texture and color and pattern, that is ours and ours alone. As life progresses and the years...

Letting One Another Be

I’ve gotten used to the fact that I often miss the blatantly obvious. Maybe most people are like this (or maybe not, I don’t know), but sometimes it takes just the right words presented in just the right way at just the right time, and in...

On Solid Ground?

I’ve mentioned that I get emails from folks; emails of the “pass this along to your friends because they need to know” variety. These are usually political or socio-economic or religious in nature, and usually tinged with a bit of rancor and/or fear. (Although, come to...

Killing a Car

The title of this post succinctly points to the issue at hand, which I suppose is what a good title is supposed to do. Killing a car. How do you kill something that isn’t alive? You don’t. You can’t. But it can feel like it. I’m...

Where Lashes Go in the End

Daddy, where do they put the lashes? Where do they put what? The lashes. Sarah’s lashes. Where do they put them? You mean the ashes? Sarah’s ashes? Yeah. The ashes. How do they get them and where do they put them? Well, after they put Sarah...