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I Hope So

The words came across his desk through tears laced with deep compassion. “It will get better.” My resigned response was simple. “I hope so.” I had used those words a thousand times in darker moments of life when pain was the order of the day. It had served as my expression of inner weariness and psychic exhaustion. A sort of […]

Beneath The Surface

It’s our new routine…and our happy place. Sitting on the back porch watching the sun rise across the small lake on which we live. Absolutely calm and still, absent of the afternoon breeze, our lake is a polished mirror with perfect reflections of the large oaks, beautiful houses and thick summer clouds that create its frame. […]

The Intellectual Laziness Of The Easy Answer

A political season for me is on par with buying a used car or getting a root canal. They are all unavoidable necessary evils. And each is a genuine pain in the…well, you know. In politics, the way extremes emerge, agendas are touted and leaders are lampooned grates on my nerves like a classroom of first graders simultaneously […]

I Thirst

We had just left the opening night of our church’s passion play. The scene that unfolded in the restaurant is still a source of laughter around our house. I was worship and arts pastor at a substantial church bent on authentically reproducing the Crucifixion every year. (That year we nearly killed Jesus by dropping him off the […]

What Remains

Each year I try to sum up my annual trip around the sun. In a word or two, I want to catch the essence of what I have experienced. Sometimes it takes many words. This year, only one. Goodbye. That single word sums up the varied events and various experiences that made this year like […]

I Wouldn’t Go There!

It is a kind of red flag warning. Words meant to stop you from going where angels fear to tread. You are about to venture into an arena of conversation that will open a Pandora’s box of old pain and unleash a Kraken of ugly emotion. It’s like peeling the lid back on a can […]

The Absurdification of Culture

It was a flash of mobile irony. Driving home after dropping off my teacher-wife at school, I was listening to National Public Radio. I enjoy the unique way they narrate the news. The story was about a dog grooming salon in Taiwan where the proprietor/groomer, Xiao Mo, is experimenting with canine quaffs created in distinct geometric shapes. Using skills […]

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