Forest Fire

Forest Fire

  When Saint Augustine was asked to define time, he replied, “If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it, I do not know.” I often feel the same way about faith. I would certainly describe myself a person of faith. But it’s difficult to provide...
Sunshine (part 1)

Sunshine (part 1)

“Socrates’ method of teaching was (generally) to teach not by transmitting information, but by eliciting from the student what they already know by means of focused questioning.” (Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy) I’m incredibly...
Books and Lovers

Books and Lovers

As my eyelids grew heavier, my resolve to keep them open and moving across the page strengthened. I spent this night, like so many others, with a bedside companion whose company I did not want to lose in the oblivion of sleep. But what didn’t strike me until I had...
Mother’s Love

Mother’s Love

Take a moment to look at this image and observe any reaction that may arise: Now look at this one and do the same: And this one: Is there anyone who doesn’t feel aversion toward the images of destruction? Would anyone look at these and say yes, let’s have more death,...
Fruit

Fruit

“Even if love is something other than a clockwork of sex that the Creator uses for His own amusement, it is still attached to it… Thomas thought: Attaching love to sex is one of the most bizarre ideas the Creator ever had.” Milan Kundera   One...