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FACE VALUE

Our values are shifting, individually and collectively.  We have an opportunity to consider what’s most important to us.  Maybe we’re…

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THE BALLAD OF BOBBY BUTTERNUTS

My solitary rumination has led me into some surprising associations these days, letting my mind wander into old memories as…

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SURE ENOUGH

I don’t need to tell you how weird life is right now.  Clearly, it’s a confusing and confounding mess.  “Clearly…

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TRYING MY PATIENCE

Wow, time is moving in some weird ways.  The activities in which we were all participating before social distancing seem…

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SOCIAL DISTANCING

Hello, Loved Ones - With heavy hearts, we are suspending all in-person gatherings, including Sunday services, at least until April…

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IN THE BALANCE

On Monday I had to visit a couple of stores for food and supplies.  I was anxious before heading out…

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THE FOGGIEST IDEA

I  keep seeing references to the Dunning-Kruger Effect, usually in articles about how we relate to facts and information in…

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LIVING THE DREAM

I just finished this lovely book by Jedidiah Jenkins, To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia,…

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MYSTIC OR MANILOW?

Several years ago I created a short quiz for a class I was teaching. I presented participants with lines of…

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RISKY IS-NESS

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.-?? Usually, I’ve seen this quip attributed to Oscar Wilde.  But recently I read…

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GOD AND OTHER GODS

I’ve never totally bought into Valentine’s Day with its expensive date-nights and emphasis on amorous couplings.  There’s plenty to enjoy…

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HEAVY

Last week I invoked the Zen parable that says, “Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood…

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