Calling the circle

Having a gym membership doesn’t make you fit. Going to a garage doesn’t make you a car. Attending church doesn’t make you religious. For many people, religion is a significant aspect of their identity,  representing the group with which they feel kinship and the people with whom they spend time. Religion can provide a path that helps…

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.: A midsummer morning’s dream

Maybe it’s the influence of reading Gothic literature during the first week of summer school… Or a byproduct of wandering streets in a quirky, historical town… Or perhaps, the after-effects of completing a circuit on the labyrinth (it was at a divinity school, after all)… I’ll give my granddaughters credit. Their beliefs have cast a spell,…

Pausing to remember who we are

Why would anyone need to take time out to figure out who they are. How silly. Of course, I know who I am. My wallet has a military ID card and VA driver’s license and if needed, I can produce a passport for identification. TSA certainly wouldn’t let me through airport security, if my documents…