Camas Lilies

Consider the liles of the field, the blue banks of camas opening into acres of sky along the road. Would the longing to lie down and be washed by that beauty abate if you knew their usefulness, how the natives ground their bulbs for flour, how the settlers’ hogs uprooted them, grunting in gleeful oblivion … Continue reading Camas Lilies

Sigh no more

Then sigh not so, but let them go,    And be you blithe and bonny, Converting all your sounds of woe    Into hey nonny, nonny. Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing People will often say that they can't pray. When asked they will say that they are unable to make their minds still or empty … Continue reading Sigh no more

Appledore

A couple of years ago I wrote this blessing. It garnered significantly more interest than anything else I have written here. Strictly speaking I didn't write it. It was given to me early one Monday morning, not long after Easter, and I wrote it down. The week before I had been away for a week’s … Continue reading Appledore

Jesus’s Provocative Political Protest

My most primary concern right now actually involves three parts, each inter-related division corresponding to description, analysis, and prescription: the increasingly disfigured state of the planet and its inhabitants (human and otherwise), exemplified by the financial, ecological, ethical, and other crises; the ways in which capitalism (and its collaborating power structures, including “democracy”) fundamentally drives … Continue reading Jesus’s Provocative Political Protest

Demands

Everyday I write 750 words, sometimes more, never less, though on some days I can’t be bothered to engage and I have been known to cheat by typing the same words over and again. Writing requires me to dig deeper into myself, which also requires (and is the same as) connecting with You. I cannot … Continue reading Demands