We Come Together

A month after I was divorced from my wife of almost 22 years, I was visiting with friends in Houston and we were at a very cool farm-to-table restaurant and the waitress came by and I saw the tattoo on her forearm: “In the end, everything will be ok. If it’s not OK, it’s not […]

I. Several months ago, you might have heard the news about one of the most famous paintings in the world: Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” The news is, there’s another portrait underneath, and in this hidden portrait, a different-looking woman gazes to the side rather than right at you, and she is unsmiling. For 500 […]

Bigger than Jesus

I. Several months ago, you might have heard the news about one of the most famous paintings in the world: Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa.” The news is, there’s another portrait underneath, and in this hidden portrait, a different-looking woman gazes to the side rather than right at you, and she is unsmiling. For 500 […]

Surrender to Love

My outrageous hope My outrageous desire Is that everyone’s story ends like this. Everyone’s. Doesn’t matter whether you are gay or straight. Doesn’t matter how many mommies or daddies are involved. “Our hearts never left our mothers’ house,” goes the story. Children returning to be married in the garden. Where the grandkids took their first […]

Rosh Hashanah Service

Sarah Gives Birth To Isaac: A Rosh Hashanah Reflection The person who walks amidst the songs of birds and thinks only of what he will have for dinner hears–but does not really hear. People who hear the sound of the Shofar and do not feel the need to change their ways   hear–but do […]