Cosmetics for the Soul

Hello from a little bistro called October 6, Permítanme comenzar con un sincero agradecimiento. Primero a mi compañero de clase de la universidad, y un compañero de clase profundamente brillante y amable se acercaron el i fin de semana. Tus comentarios son más significativos de lo que nunca sabrás. Es irónico que nos comuniquemos enContinue reading “Cosmetics for the Soul”

It’s too late to . . .

Good morning from the mini-Acre. We are products of systems and processes. More often then we care to admit we get caught up in the process and are influenced by the system in such a way we lose ourselves. We attempt to control the uncontrollable only to find ourselves somewhat frustrated, increasingly fearful, and mostlyContinue reading “It’s too late to . . .”

Called, Gathered, Enlightened, and Sanctified

Hello on a chilly and damp November morning, At the passing of my pastoral mentor, I have been somewhat preoccupied with reflecting on my life both as a pastor and beyond. I remember my ordination day generally, and I still have a VCR tape of it, which I should probably have re-rendered into a differentContinue reading “Called, Gathered, Enlightened, and Sanctified”

Wishing I Knew, then again, Perhaps Not

Hello on a somewhat mixed bag morning, Much like the sky this morning, I am not sure what to expect from the day. Eleven years ago today, the small town (and it is the only location in Pennsylvania that uses the word town as its official designation) where I live had a flood, which wouldContinue reading “Wishing I Knew, then again, Perhaps Not”

Small Events with Large Implications

Hello from my back patio on the mini-acre, It is astounding to me that I am staring straight into the face of another semester, another academic year, and the reality of completing my career in academe, at least in a formal manner. As noted in another post, my more-than-wise father once noted how time willContinue reading “Small Events with Large Implications”

Wondering how and Imagining what Happens Next

Hello from the AC of a coffee shop, It is going to be above 90 again today and in spite of semester-low humidity, it is still quite warm. This is not a complaint because other places are worse (Europe for instance)..I have been on the Harley more than in the big, which improves my mood,Continue reading “Wondering how and Imagining what Happens Next”

Lacking Friendly Skies – Grateful for Friendly People

Hello well before 5:00 a.m., I am in the Charlotte/Douglas Airport after arriving and waiting until almost midnight before getting to a hotel. I was asleep not quite three hours and then up for a taxi back to the airport. Originally, I was supposed to already be in Costa Rica yesterday, but as noted acrossContinue reading “Lacking Friendly Skies – Grateful for Friendly People”