Leafworks (a poem)

Like the bound bud in the almost bloomed magnolia, there is life ready to burst, tight secrets on the God side buried within these cool, bright days. I'm waiting, watching, counting the sleeps until a quiet wonder world awakes. Amazed, I waltz between the longest watch from each dormant doorway, through the chill and darkened mornings [...]

Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Is That the Right Question?

"Harbor me in the eye of the storm I'm holding on to love you swore."  -John Mark McMillan, Love You Swore The other day on Instagram I asked: “How come we never wonder why good things happen to good people? Or why good things happen to bad people?” My thoughts were a version of that [...]

Hide and Seek (a Poem)

This is the day I found my purple gardening gloves. Not all purple, mind you, but leather on the business side, lost in the melee of home projects, outdoor-type, stashed behind the paint cans and spackle, under the eaves, out of the weather. Irreplaceable, thank you. "No honey, I can't just wear your gloves, they're extra large. I [...]

How to Save the World-Write a Letter

“Further, since being a writer involves the building of bridges between our own life experience and that of others, our job is to find the most significant points of connection between ourselves and our readers.”                                          [...]

How to Lent-Spiritual Practice for the Rest of Us

The city of New Orleans has a singular reputation for “laissez les bon temps rouler” (“let the good times roll”) no matter what time of year. During Mardi Gras, though, the celebrations take on an over-the-top frenzy that is hard to match. It is also somewhat hard to believe unless one is actually there in [...]