People Get Ready

What is Peace? What does it look like? What are its images? Have we ever known peace? What is the difference between one's individual practice of peace and world peace? Would anyone not want peace? Some say we'll never have sustained peace, but who would reject making peace if understood personally as a practice, accessible and as common …

Continue reading People Get Ready

I Thought I Was a Child

One of the insights I've received from reading James Hillman is the ability to hold the opposites in one hand and see how they are related. In an anthology of his writings and lectures called Mythic Figures he suggests that the archetype of childhood has permeated our culture and that childhood has become both something …

Continue reading I Thought I Was a Child

Reflections

Not sure why I never thought to poke around in the blogosphere here on WordPress but having recently done so, am happy to have found a few kindred spirits who also have a passion for ideas and writing. Many of you have been quite kind and inspiring, which is very much appreciated! Thank you! This …

Continue reading Reflections

Chasin’ After the Wind

What a timely find in this article written by Jeremy Beer about the Communio movement within the Catholic church and David L. Schindler, author of Being Holy in the World and Ordering Love. How refreshing to read his perspective about the nature and meaning of life as being relational, to God, to onself and to others and the primacy …

Continue reading Chasin’ After the Wind

49 Reasons Redux

It's hard not to be emotionally touched by the tragedies of this past week, even though most of us do not know the victims, survivors or the criminals. In that way we all share in the very impersonal nature of the mass shootings in nearby Clackamas, Oregon and far away Newtown, Connecticut. I think the …

Continue reading 49 Reasons Redux