spiritual life

Can't get there from here?

“It is easier to cross a burning bridge with God than a safe highway with the devil.” Matshona Dhliwayo, African-Canadian philosopher This bridge is coming down right now -- leading to a bit of crazy town on every other road in my city. When you live in a land of mountains and rivers, transportation can… Continue reading Can't get there from here?

books, writing

The story behind the new book

This suspension bridge -- the oldest of such in the world -- is in the opening scene of my new book, "Suspended Aggravation." It will release one chapter at a time beginning Feb. 2. Watch for links on this site for a free weekly read. Hey, blog friends! In preparation for my new book's Feb.… Continue reading The story behind the new book

family life, spiritual life

Enough light to keep from falling

“There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-68 It was because of No. 2 pencils. We needed them. For one of those testing milestones that punctuate the teen years. My feet -- safe from falling -- even in the dark. "Let's walk to the store," my… Continue reading Enough light to keep from falling