September 29, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week: July 31, 2016

(Click on picture for larger image) • • • The Need of Being Versed in Country Things The house had gone to bring again To the midnight sky a sunset glow. Now the chimney was all of the house that stood, Like a pistil after … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings: July 30, 2016

There are a lot of us whose faith in the American political system is running low these days. It's almost like we're being sold AMC Gremlins again. Gosh, that was a bad (and ugly!) car. But not as bad (and ugly!) as the political … [Continue reading...]

Wendell Berry on the Future and the Present

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. In our final post of thoughts from Berry, he meditates on Jesus' words, … [Continue reading...]

Wendell Berry on Being Caught in the Middle

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. Today, Wendell Berry expresses a frustration many of us feel. We are … [Continue reading...]

Wendell Berry on Local Economies

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. On these weeks of the U.S. political national conventions, I escape to Berry to … [Continue reading...]

Wendell Berry on the Commerce of Violence

This week, what we are doing (instead of listening to me) is hearing and discussing quotes from Wendell Berry’s 2015 book, Our Only World: Ten Essays. On these weeks of the U.S. political national conventions, I escape to Berry to … [Continue reading...]

Wendell Berry on Knowing and Believing

I'm going to take a little time off from writing this week. To be honest, I'm tired and more than a little ready for a break. So, what we'll do instead of listening to me for the next few days is hear and discuss quotes from … [Continue reading...]

Pic & Poem of the Week: July 24, 2016

(Click on picture for larger image) Blessing When the World is Ending Look, the world is always ending somewhere. Somewhere the sun has come crashing down. Somewhere it has gone completely dark. Somewhere it has … [Continue reading...]

Saturday Ramblings: July 23, 2016

Hey, in case you hadn't heard, some people rambled over to Cleveland this past week for a little party. And next week, a few more folks will ramble to Philadelphia for a different party. Those who drive to these events probably do … [Continue reading...]

“All them 1001 deaths have taught me”

I work with people who are grieving. Grief is our human response to loss. We normally use the word to speak of someone who's lost a loved one through death, but grief is bigger than that. Much more fundamental to the experience … [Continue reading...]