Life

J.C.

J.C.

Would you buy a crumbling school building sans roof with the idea of living in it? Or how about opening a store or a...

  • Art
    February 11, 2017

    A Wander Through Chestnut (Austin, Texas)

    “Did you just take my picture?” she demands, face in my face. “No,” I reply, “No one except Art’s.” “I saw you point the...

  • September 22, 2008

    My Mysterious Playground

    As a child, my city neighborhood was a mysterious playground full of shadowy, beckoning adventures. “The Holler” with its monkey vine infested woods and...

Politics

democrats (donkey)

If Democrats want to win…

In my opinion… If the Democrats want to win the next election, they should not be focusing on Trump, they should be focusing on...

  • February 10, 2017

    The New American Nationalism Begins

    With “Day One,” which is how Trump characterized his first full working day in office American Nationalism takes front and center. The question is,...

  • Round Rock Flood
    January 13, 2017

    China outshines U.S. in Environmental Legislation

    China, which wants to be seen as part of the global village is currently doing more, at least in legislation, than the United States...

  • December 20, 2016

    What happened to the Radical Left?

    Let’s face it. We Liberals are a lazy, complacent, narcissistic bunch. We would rather post angry comments and memes on Facebook and Twitter than...

Society & Culture

talking

Humans Need Stories

Humans need stories. Stories inform, educate, celebrate, and bring about change. We define and redefine ourselves through the telling of stories. Without our story...

  • neighbors
    February 27, 2017

    Love your neighbor as YOUR self.

    “Love your neighbor as your self” falls short, the Greek reads (Mark 12:31), “Love your neighbor as YOUR self.” We often lose that emphasis...

  • February 23, 2017

    Guest Post: “Alt Jesus” – Harmon Locke

    “Alt Jesus” by Harmon Locke No more money, no more friends, came up too quick, got the bends. Empty house, and windows smashed, Please...

  • sunrise
    February 10, 2017

    New Day Dawning

    A New Day is dawning… I am excited about the future of America and of the world. And it has nothing whatsoever to do...

Spirituality

Christian Univeralist Logo

A Basic Christian Universalist Theology

I’ve been doing some rereading from the “fathers” of Christian Universalism and have been thinking about what I believe as a Christian Universalist with...

  • Good Samaritan
    February 28, 2017

    Who is my neighbor? Then & Today

    The Religious of Jesus day, that is, the fundamental Jewish establishment, were so hard headed that Jesus in answering the question, “Who is my...

  • the borderlands
    February 10, 2017

    Living in the Borderlands

    To live in the Borderlands means you Are neither fully of the world Nor fully of religion… You can a half-breed, A citizen of...

  • erased
    February 10, 2017

    Sponged Out, Erased

    Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, canceled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? dipped into oblivion? If not, you...

Spirituality: Celtic Christianity

Art as Mystical Experience

“Art as a Mystical Experience is from the Samhain (November 1997 – January 1998) issue of Brigit’s Freast: The Journal of Celtic Thopught, Culture,...

  • St. Patrick
    March 16, 2017

    St. Patrick: Peacemaker

    A Meditation for Saint Patrick’s Day There is a joke...

  • illuminated manuscript
    February 10, 2017

    The Celebration of Creation

    “Our God is the God of Heaven and Earth, of sea and river, of sun and moon and stars, of the lofty mountain and...

  • Child God
    January 17, 2017

    A Divine Family

    According to Caesar and others the name of the Celtic god was Dis. Dis like Chronos ate his young, but unlike Chronos, who does...