Category Archives: religion

Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #6

The sixth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose is from the book, Beauty, by John O’Donohue, an Irish priest, poet and philosopher at the forefront of Celtic spirituality. His best known work is probably Anam Cara, an international bestseller. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #4

Here’s the fourth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose. I picked up a travel magazine in a doctor’s waiting room and was mesmerized by the winter scene described by the writer. From Travel and Leisure Magazine, “Venice at Christmas,”  … Continue reading

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Three Things

“Not every day is good, but there’s something good in every day.” Anonymous Several months ago, in the throes of a painful breakup, I went to a grief workshop at a local retreat center. I’m sure it did me good– … Continue reading

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Touched

After leaving my church’s peace-filled prayer garden on Good Friday I had a feeling of good will towards all, and drove over to the library to pick up a couple books. Waiting in line for the librarian, I noticed the … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

It’s Good Friday. I used to be Catholic, but no longer. Yet Holy Week still feels sacred to me and on Good Friday I like to do the Stations of the Cross in the big overgrown garden behind the rectory … Continue reading

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Presence on a Monday Morning

As I sat cross-legged on my sofa this morning, facing the south window– open to catch a breeze, I tried to be in my skin, tune out the static in my head. Presence it’s called. And as I sat– eyes … Continue reading

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Cricket Haiku (almost)

Good evening, crickets, little pinpricks of sound in the night. My meditation partners.

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Book Review: “Tattoos on the Heart”

A kid walks into the office of Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, in the heart of LA’s gang district. He’s fresh from prison. Tattooed from ear to ear with his forehead emblazoned with, “F**k the World,” he leans … Continue reading

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Coming to Terms with the Tragic (Again)

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a tough time dealing with all the natural disasters lately, not to mention the Vegas shooting and the rumblings from North Korea and all the other shit going on in the White … Continue reading

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The Owl

As I drove down the dark, wooded street I saw something in the middle of the road. Just sitting there. An owl! In the split second of surprise before I swerved around it, the beams from my headlights lit up … Continue reading

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