My Frigates on the Sea
Posted on January 27, 2014

I can remember no time in my life when books were not my best friends and the source of adventures in worlds I would never see in reality. I loved the feel and heft of them when I could not yet interpret those black marks and turn them into words. No matter, there always seemed to be some family member willing to read to me, and the day I went off to school was pure joy.

On Keeping Records
Posted on January 20, 2014

One can discover the greatest little tidbits in books!

The Need for Nuance
Posted on January 13, 2014

One of the things most missing in the clamor that we call "the voice of the people" is our lack of nuance. I don't know if it is the result of the immediacy of things, of the need to be first with whatever is being trumpeted or a laziness that wishes to investigate no further than the headline, but the voices we hear fail to offer anything but the extremes.

On the 12th Day of Christmas
Posted on January 6, 2014

Were we true to our liturgical calendars, we would be celebrating the triumphant climax of the Christmas season today. However, I imagine that many have long since packed away the manger scene and forgotten the ongoing joy that today remembers.