Praying for Serenity

  Some things we can influence. Put your time and energy into these. Face forward instead of looking back. What are some actions a citizen might take? What actions are YOU willing to take regularly? What issue are you most passionate about? Do those actions/issues bring you into community with other like-minded people? Use the wisdom…

A practice for Advent

Christmas decorations started appearing in stores before Halloween. The leaves had barely started turning color when we were getting assaulted by visions of retail sugarplums. Now, it’s the beginning of December and the start of Advent. We’re not quite on final approach to Christmas, but having passed the first Sunday of Advent, it’s a good…

Democracy in action

At dawn’s early light on Tuesday, the line of voters stretched for hundreds of feet, not unlike Black Friday sales events. By mid-morning, the line had grown even longer. Voters were out in force, committed to making their voices heard. For months, the election was THE topic of conversation, more than the unseasonably warm November sunshine or…

Oblivious

The front door with its smudges of fingerprinting dust provides a clue that something bad happened there. My neighbor, Dave’s trial is at the end of its 2nd week. His estranged wife, Bonnie, lived around the corner with their two children. Bonnie was stabbed to death in April 2015 while the children were in the house.…