Archive for ‘December, 2011

Of the Darkness that Covers the Earth


“All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray,” once sang the Mamas and the Papas…Isaiah puts it differently and quite a bit more dramatically, ” Behold darkness covers the land; a deep gloom enshrouds the people. My father’s mantra to my brothers and me regarding curfew while we were teenagers was that “nothing good happens […] Read more »

Of the Heroic


One of my favorite books as a child was a book entitled Gods and Heroes. It was an illustrated collection of Greek myths written for children. To this day I can see Zeus in my mind’s eye. My mother read it to us over and over until the cover finally fell apart. I still remember the battles of the […] Read more »

Of Hopeful Purpose


K and I were walking our dog towards British Park this past Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful Fall afternoon. We walked by a vacant lot in which two men obviously homeless were standing in the middle of it eying it with puzzled disappointment, because the owner had bush-hogged all the underbrush so that people could not sleep on […] Read more »