Current Events

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,...

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...

Society & Culture

neighbors

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...

  • February 10, 2017

    Deficient Mindset

    We attempt to solve issues with a mindset that’s locked into the last half of the 20th century. I read the Wall Street Journal...

Spirituality

Good Samaritan

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...

  • February 10, 2017

    Thank God for the Old

    What a tragic sense of loss For a friend held dear. Yet… A sense of excitement— Expectation! I’ve had to leave the old behind...

Spirituality: Celtic Christianity

St. Patrick

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...

  • harp
    May 29, 2016

    Hear The Music

    The language of the Celtic imagination, in whatever form it takes, pours forth from an overwhelming sense of the Other-World and a feeling of...