In Praise of Being an Optimist

We Shake with Joy We shake with joy, we shake with grief. What a time they have, these two housed as they are in the same body. Mary Oliver I'm learning a lot lately. "Why?" you might be asking. Well, a lot has been happening, and when a lot of occurrences occur, lots of new lessons are... Continue Reading →

“So We Built the Wall”

Have you ever had a tremendous idea? No, not the kind that is practical or realistic, in case you were wondering. I thought I'd stop you right there. No, I mean the kind of idea that was enormous and insane. Maybe even silly or unrealistic. A big dream. The kind where when you share it... Continue Reading →

A Jotun’s Heart

Good afternoon, friends. I've had such a lackadaisical week that it's almost funny. I had two college classes start, but I took those bulls by their horns and finished up the assignments so that Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday would be completely free of homework. I've been watching Marvel movies with my parents practically... Continue Reading →

From an “It” to a “Soul”

My head throbs. It slumps toward the table. I jerk back, eyes shooting open. I look at the time. Seven thirty reads the clock at the tiny right hand corner of my computer. The sun's descent begins to take its toll on this busy student. Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca from his Eleventh Sonata in A... Continue Reading →

All God’s Children

Dear Friends, Since May 18th, 2017, I have been absent from this blog. I have constantly reminded myself to "get around to blogging." I could just never seem to have the time to sit down and write like I had so longed for. However, three days ago, I received an email from my Gospel for... Continue Reading →

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