A Million Reasons

This week, I’m doing a lot of writing. Things for my NaNoWriMo characters are not going well. Meanwhile, as often happens when I’m trying to write, I let myself get distracted by – whatever. Funny Facebook posts. The news. This A2A (Asked to Answer) on Quora. In my defense, it was an interesting distraction – […]

So Little Time

In past weeks, I have struggled with what to say. This week, there is so much I want to say. I’ve now hit 65k+ on my NaNo novel. The monastery was invaded. Instead of taking the place over, the invaders “just want to talk”. The invaders have been distracted by an uprising, an uprising started […]

Blessed Veterans Day

Thank you to all those who have served, to those who made it back, those who didn’t, and those who came back forever changed. Thank you to all who chose to put the needs of others ahead of their own. Thank you for your service. Prayers for a world where we treat all of our […]

Everyday Mystics

It’s November and that means NaNoWriMo. This happens every year. For the next few weeks, my spiritual world will be consumed by the novel I am writing. The lines will get blurry between “fantasy” and “reality”. I know the difference, but my emotions don’t. As it should be. Right now, I’m working on my 2020 […]

FF: After the Party

Click me! Click me!  When all is said and done, if i fail or i succeed,i fought for what was right, socome find meUp on a mountain,brothers and sisters waitto chime the moments. in the ashram, in the temple, in the sacred grove,in the forever between moments,in retreats far fromsafety (I know).we will meet (have […]

Preparing a Place….

Today is one of several days that both sides of my spiritual life have in common and maybe the only day where we really meet in the middle. For my Pagan friends, it’s Samhain, the time of year when the veil is thinnest. For my Christian, especially, Catholic friends, it is All Saints, the time […]

FF: For You

Sitting there in the cafĂ©, raspberry mocha and pastry between us, I meet your eyes. The food looks delicious, I’m sure, but it’s not why we’re really here. Utensils clatter onto plates like memories. “I did it all for you.” “I know.” You reach across the table to take my hand. Forever seems like a […]

The Least of These?

I once wrote a paper on the parable of the sheep and the goats arguing that it was both a parable AND apocalyptic literature. I know, no one cares about things like apocalyptic literature versus parables. But this is the kind of question that keeps lit people like me up at night. I lose sleep […]

Do Good Anyway

 This week has been crazy, and I’m struggling with what to say as a spiritual reflection. As summer transitions into winter, as my part of the world experiences (yet another) preventable spike in pandemic numbers, as we prepare for yet another highly-contentious election, I find myself facing this growing desire to stomp off in disgust […]

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Here in the United States, we are celebrating two very different holidays. Well, some of us are. I have to go to work today, so actually I’m celebrating that. I love my job. Here in the U.S., we have Columbus Day, aka the day we celebrate this dude accidentally “discovering” some islands off the mainland […]