Category Archives: Oregon
I am not sure how to accurately convey the unpleasantness of this experience. There was no part of my body that went gentle into that good night.
I hope you are enjoying life in Oregon. I am trying very hard not to miss you. Sometimes, it works.
I hadn’t planned on landing in Bend, Oregon and instantly feeling like I had found home, but I did.
So what do I have? I have my ancestors. I can’t visit them, anyway—most are long dead—so distance doesn’t matter. Still, though, this litany of names acts as a sort of symbolic rootedness.
Our struggle is against the authorities who misuse and abuse their power. Our struggle is against the evil that enslaves the world and is manifested in the actions of the University administration.
As the eleventh cousin on both sides of my family, I grew up going to older cousins’ weddings at least annually. I grew to love attending weddings; I have always found them very meaningful.
We climb on nature’s back to build a heavenly Babel, but it is nature that sets us back on earth, where we were created, where we belong.
Since all creation breathes God’s breath and participates in God’s Spirit, there are only sacred places and places that have been desecrated.
The importance of questions and reasons (beyond answers) was emphasized to me recently by reading two poetic works respectively about Thomas Becket and Thomas Cranmer.