Dark times, dark of intellect, dark of hope, dark of prosperity, dark of joy, dark of freedom, dark of life. Current events. Cautionary tales a half century old (and more), based on suppositions and “if this, then that,” Toffler may have been right, Roddenberry designed it…Â the ancient hermits in the desert railed against it.Â […]
I didn’t know the original author of these (nor apparently did the Washington State PTA in 2010). It is apparently Cherie Carter-Scott, according to the website elephantjournal.com. These were typed on a piece of paper in a slightly altered form by my mother in 2010. The paper has soot all over it, but I found […]
young in jovian years but four and a half in celestial years not-yet old by mercurial reckoning now pushing twohundred-sixteen Sweet sixteen around the corner peers old age staring back Traveling through time is no trick; existing though… Existence for longer than an eyeblink That’s the neat trick.
The universe is changing, but we are here. The stars break forth, coalesce, dissolve, and reform and we are here. Species come and go, diversify and disappear… while we are here. The weather changes, and everywhere we are here. We. Are. Here. Despite change, despite struggle, despite fear… We go on.
Living is hard work. It is better than the alternative? The answer is: Yes, when you are there. That curious moment in the day when the gray skies pick up the bright green of new life and suffuse creation with an immortal glow. Success! The fledgling finds his wings and starts to fly. What is […]
I do NOT know when I wrote this! Probably before 2008. Not before 2007. I think it was when the boys and I were visiting friends I had met online. Here is the unedited text: The sermon was about the Martha and Mary story where Jesus tells Martha that Mary has chosen the better path… […]
The orginal post was almost finished in January 2009. Here is the original, and how I would finish it now: It seems to me that a lot of the time people expect government to step in and do clean-up, not matter what the troubles, whether big or small. And it seems to me that, sometimes, […]
A landslide in Oso (this weekend, 8 confirmed dead, dozens more missing), an airliner missing and presumed down with all lives lost after two weeks, car- and suicide-bombers, slaughter of civilians and “enemy” prisoners… If I had all the money in the world, I could not fix the disasters that thousands of people are facing, […]
I generally try to avoid politics here. I feel, however, it is important to express important things. And right now, I want to express my sorrow at the escalation of wars in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. I am distressed and concerned about the possibility for a very serious and wide-ranging involvement. What can […]
In the wake of the fire, Tom and I are still working on finding equilibrium. The size of the apartment, the distance from my gardens, the lack of comfortable space and privacy, the noises of the city — and our neighbors — all conspire against the comfortable routines and patterns we used to have. He […]