This has been a tough week. Every week since November two years ago has seemed tough, but this week was something else. I get Washington Post notifications on my smart phone. They pop up and say things. Friday morning I woke up to this notification: “In the fight over Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, the only […]

Sept. 23, 2018 In the 19th century, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer had a personal revelation about what it means to be human in community. The image that came up for him was that people are porcupines, covered by the quills of their “prickly and disagreeable qualities”—that’s his phrase. But people as porcupines are living in […]

A passage from Alice Hoffman’s book called Here on Earth has been working its way through my heart lately. The book’s main character is returning to the town she grew up in. On the way to her old house which she hasn’t seen for twenty years, she drives by a stone wall, and a memory […]

Welcome to the apocalypse, says Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber.  Here we are. In the revelation. The uncovering. The crumbling of dominant powers.  The dominance of the North America as a diplomatic and economic superpower appears to be deteriorating.  Our fragile democratic institutions are coming apart at the seams, rife with corruption, fascist ambitions, and a misanthropic […]