Thy Neighbor: Isolation (Part 1)

There are occasionally, perhaps even often, days when I reach the evening and my overwhelming desire is to be left alone. Recently, as demands during the day have been increasing, I have found this desire occurring more often. While time alone to recharge, rejuvenate, and relax can be good and healthy on occasion, I began toContinue reading “Thy Neighbor: Isolation (Part 1)”

Answers we should not seek

Remarking on the reason for writing the book, Diarmaid Macculloch provides the following comment in the Introduction to Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years.  “It (the book) tries to avoid giving too many answers since this habit has been one of the great vices of organized religion.” Often false certainty is easier, more appealing, thanContinue reading “Answers we should not seek”

A numbing adaptation

Growing up, I recall being terrified of mummies. The dried skin clinging to the shriveled body, the decayed head and bony hands. The vestiges of the embalming process present as loss wrapping hung now limply around the shrunken skeleton. Whether in a museum or book, the death and the customs surrounding the death were foreign in aContinue reading “A numbing adaptation”