Category Archive: Culture

Noa 2

I am sitting in my home, listening to Rickie Lee Jones’ magical and haunting piece called Traces of the Western Slopes from what is arguably her greatest album, Pirates. Take me now From the… Continue reading

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

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

$5,000 per week forever

The envelopes try so hard to look official they become comic, like a seven year old pretending to be a grownup. Faux identification numbers, computer bar codes, hastily “stamped” announcements, all designed to… Continue reading