the road ahead for me

Van Gogh. A Road at Saint-Remy. 1889. Kasama Nichido Museum of Art, Ibaraki, Japan. I have been meaning to write something down that would explain where I am going in the next few months. It was fun for me to put this timeline together, and I hope that it can help in coordinating visits with friends … 

 

a tireless neighbor

Today, we celebrate the birthday of an extraordinary man. Fred Rogers (of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fame) passed away in 2003. He would have been 88 years old today. He offered his life to the world and in the process has borne much fruit in the lives of countless children—and adults—across the generations. When I recall … 

 

love and deaf

( Love and Death, Woody Allen, 1975 ) I wish to provide some advance warning: this post deals quite candidly with sensitive issues of death and violence. Reader discretion is advised. The Latin root of the word ‘absurd’ is surdus. Surdus translates as ‘deaf’. I recently viewed an extremely gripping documentary that exhibited the terrors of the Holocaust to me … 

 

my prodigal son

I offer this simple, free, and original hymn to the world. It’s called “My Prodigal Son”. This is a homemade-quality clip of “My Prodigal Son” being used in a parish setting. (St. Robert’s Parish. Shorewood, WI. March 03, 2016.) It’s licensed under a Creative Commons license and thus totally free to use in your parish, …