A Different Reformation

Hello from the kitchen bar on the Acre, I wish I had a magic wand like Harry Potter is able to carry, but if I did what would I do with it? What would be reasonable in this present situation? At what place, or specific point in time, do I wish I could go backContinue reading “A Different Reformation”

Just an Academic Christian

Hello on a damp and chilly January evening, Today I had the opportunity to chat with a colleague from another department in my college and one who researches a number of issues and aspects about rhetoric, religion, politics, and culture. We have talked briefly before and I have read some of his work, so theContinue reading “Just an Academic Christian”

Understanding Giving Thanks

Hello from Fog and Flame, It is the day before Thanksgiving and I am working on a variety of things. I have pretty well completed one of my classes, at least finishing in terms of putting up any information for the remainder of the semester, and yet, I have a number of other things toContinue reading “Understanding Giving Thanks”

Walking in the Other’s Shoes

Good early evening from my office, It is always interesting to see how people respond to the plight of their fellow humans. How is it we can be both the most caring, empathetic of all creation, and simultaneously the most cruel and ruthless? How is it we can teach our children how to respect, actContinue reading “Walking in the Other’s Shoes”

The Truth and Tragedy about Racism

Hello from back in PA, As I spent the evening trying to catch up on the unending stream of craziness that seems to dominate the world, but what we call news, the irony of the day was as Starbucks closed its doors for a corporate training on what they euphemistically called implicit bias training whileContinue reading “The Truth and Tragedy about Racism”

The Power of Words

Hello on the last day of my Summer Session, My students are packing, considering their last six weeks and what they have learned, wondering what the fall holds for them. Some did their work well and some where capable of more, but didn’t manage as they could, some worked incredibly hard with a deficit fromContinue reading “The Power of Words”

Planning for an Uncertain Future

Hello on another Sunday morning from the Fog and Flame, Technically, it is a few minutes after noon, but I have been here for a couple of hours working on things to prepare for the coming week and my classes; it seems to be my weekly pattern (including listening to Pandora – I know someContinue reading “Planning for an Uncertain Future”

Attempting to understand what appears to be absurdity, but perhaps isn’t

Hello from my getting home after a long . . . I am not sure if it has been a long couple days, a long month, a long campaign, or seeming to be perhaps a long life. That is my perception of both the election, the campaign, and certainly what will be a terrific amountContinue reading “Attempting to understand what appears to be absurdity, but perhaps isn’t”

Remembering and Wishing

Hello on a Sunday afternoon, an anniversary the 21st Century’s Day of Infamy for America, I am in my office and working on a number of things, planning to be here more than most of today’s remaining hours. It is a typical weekend of catching up and working on a number of things. As IContinue reading “Remembering and Wishing”