The Western World

Way out in the Western world, far on the other side of a long forgotten road you will find an old sage who hears you approaching even before the wind wrapping around your heels announces your coming three moons prior. Without looking up, barely spoken in a whisper, almost silently as it were… he says…

The Truth Triumphant

After all of my writing from the last 10 years, save a few pieces here and there, is now confirmed as lost, what have I learned? A few practical things: I have a good friend who calls me a tree hugging folkie. I wouldn’t qualify that as a complete or total description of the man…

When Is Poor, Poor?

MS. ELLEN IS AN OLD black woman, dark skinned. I imagine she is somewhere in her seventies. I’ve known Ms. Ellen for years. She knows me too. Ms. Ellen always wears a skirt down past her knees, but not so long to keep her from walking with a purposed stride. Ms. Ellen always has a covering…

Audio Visual

BESIDES HIMSELF, WE ARE God’s only audio visual here on earth. Some people have a hard time receiving a gift. Especially, some men. It’s hard sometimes to see that the gift being handed to you, from another person, is actually a gift from God. We are His delivery system. Maybe we have a hard time…

Damn Fine Barbecue

BOB DYLAN ONCE WROTE A MASTERPIECE called ‘Desolation Row.’ In that song Dylan writes of ‘ a blind commissioner tied to a tightrope walker, of a moaning Romeo, Cain, and Able, The Good Samaritan, The Hunch Back of Notre Dame, Einstein disguised as Robin Hood, the Phantom of the Opera, a spoon fed Casanova, complete…

Clean White Sheets

WHEN I WAS A YOUNG BOY my family lived between Salt Lake City, Utah and the base of the Wasatch Mountains that surrounded the city. I think even at a young age I was able to appreciate the beauty that was immediately outside my front door. Perhaps at that time, around the age of four…

A God Bathed World

“A God-bathed world.”  Words used by Dallas Willard to describe the motif of our adventure.