Monthly Archives: December 2016


Christmas day has come and gone and I do not feel much reorientation. The baby Jesus in the hundreds of nativity scenes decorating my home still carries for me the promise of hope. But, the religion which dares to claim … Continue reading

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““It seems, then,” said Tirian, smiling himself, “that the stable seen from within and the stable seen from without are two different places.” “Yes,” said the Lord Digory. “Its inside is bigger than its outside.” “Yes,” said Queen Lucy. “In … Continue reading

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“Apocalyptic shows us what we’re not seeing. It can’t be composed or spoken by the powers that be, because they are the sustainers of “the way things are” whose operation justifies itself by crowning itself as “the way things ought … Continue reading

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Broken Things

Orientation I was given a mug with elephants on for my 22nd birthday. Nothing special to look at really. Just a mug with elephants on. But special to me because of the friends who gifted it – the girls who … Continue reading

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The solstice has arrived where I live. Since I no longer believe that either Santa or Baby Jesus magically brings light and wholeness to the world without real work by us, I now contemplate what I will do this year … Continue reading

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Darkness Grows

Today the darkness grows again. Grow, night, give us rest and hide us from those who seek to harm us. Grow, darkness, until even the light of a single match shines like a beacon. Then, give us the strength and … Continue reading

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A different view of the “dark” sky

The solstice is almost here. Nature only causes our part of the planet to grow darker for a season. Then, the light returns. In that spirit a more positive take on my previous essay. “Gentle rain falls on me. All … Continue reading

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The Vast Indifference

“We contemplate eternity beneath the vast indifference of heaven.” Warren Zevon Warren had a gift for capturing essential human feelings within a few lyrics. This seems to me to be one of the primary problems with starting a quest for … Continue reading

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Advent Hope and Apocalyptic Denial

Last night I was reading 2 very different books. One a slim theological booklet and the other a truly trashy novel… actually novel grants it a dignity it doesn’t deserve. But in one of those strange coincidences both referred to … Continue reading

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O Night Divine

There is a time in late December The sun stands still in winter For three days and three long nights Throughout time we’ve watched the sky And waited for the sun to come and save us Save us from the … Continue reading

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