The Word Comes…

The city of Jerusalem, the place where the Lord had promised to rest his feet, was under siege by the mighty Babylonians. Anybody who was anybody was already out of the city. Some had fled, no doubt some had reached some safety in small surrounding towns. Apparently there was some real estate available up north…

Vin Scully

A Story and A Few Thoughts on Stories

Last night, my wife was at work and I was making dinner, so I decided that I needed some company. As it happened, my beloved San Francisco Giants were taking the night off, so I went to my default in such occasions. I listened to my sworn enemies play ball, the Los Angeles Dodgers. But…

Prosperity from the Mountain

The other day, I came across a curious prayer from King Solomon the Wise, many years ago. This strange phrase, “Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people” has been stuck in my head like a good hook from a song. Today I took a few minutes and sat with that phrase. This is what…

playful word.

who shall reach into the mind of the divine to reveal hidden mysteries who is it that takes mirth for wisdom who is it that speaks in riddles? you are full of surprises, o word of the mighty one.

On Work and Fear: A Poem

fearless and fearful the day’s work lies before unsullied, shapeless, a void of possibilities. what will come of the brow’s sweat, what will the earth produce? and will it be today? some plunge ahead unafraid–or is it unawake– automatons unfeeling, cold as stone. is it for self-deception or for confidence’s sake can a heart be…