True Voices

It's going to be hot today. A massive garage sale opens in the church parking lot around 9.  Two of our members have decided the next moment in their lives is to be lived in Kenya, working with orphans there (if I have my story straight), and this garage sale is the first financial salvo …

Imaginative Bravery: Money and Art

Years ago, I came across a play called Spike Heels by a writer named Theresa Rebeck.  I was struck by its frank language, it's straight-ahead exploration of love, sex, and identity in a world of 20 and 30-something confusion.   Since Spike Heels, Rebeck has gone on to wide success and acclaim, including a nod as …

Musing on Perception

This is the kind of morning on which I wouldn't normally post.  Because I have things on my mind, mostly related to ontology vs. perception, but who wants to read about that?  Then there are the church issues, but again, who wants to read about that?  So much abstraction in my head while the sun …

The Elusive Nature of Words

I have no idea why I wrote that title just now, except that I've been studying scripture this morning, bemoaning my lack of knowledge and training. There is of course plain meaning in words, but there is also the shimmered layering that floats over centuries and translation. The appearance of a word in language is …