Noa

It’s a chilly night and I am sitting next to my son in a large room in a Unitarian church. Noa is displaying his traditional signs of minor anxiety: rapid scanning of his… Continue reading

Nothing matters (but winning).

Recently, a political reporter was giving an account of following the Trump campaign. The topic being discussed was the difficulty of reporting on the lies and falsehoods that candidate has espoused. “It’s not… Continue reading

Janna Kane, P.T. Barnum, Fox and me.

“Ben Lloyd is part George Fox and part P.T. Barnum.” That’s how someone described me, or how someone said someone else described me. I like it. Years before I heard that I named… Continue reading

Gibran’s trees

Traveller now you can stop counting how many shelters that fell homes that were not yours hands that pushed. Feel no shame traveller for your journey (which continues) for the dark hollows you… Continue reading

Way Opening

One of the most famous Quaker phrases is “seek and way will open.” If you’re like me, the first thing that grabs your attention is the missing “a”. We don’t see for “a way”.… Continue reading

He is ours

Painting: Illma Gore Just a few things to add to the national anguish which is the Republican Party’s primary: You did it to yourselves. The Republican party since Richard Nixon has been built on the twin… Continue reading

Rebel rebel

I’m always reluctant to chime in on a mass-culture meme: like the death of David Bowie. More than anything this has to do with my fear of being perceived as using a sad event… Continue reading

One Day At A Time.

  It’s a cliche, right? It conjures up all your 12 step stereotypes. Or you see a poster with a kitten hanging from a branch. Maybe you have a friend in recovery, and… Continue reading