Category Archive: God

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

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

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

God’s Body

God’s Body reflections from the summer sessions of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Quakers) 2013 And it is in the gritty soil of Allentown among the bones of buried miners commingling with the coal that… Continue reading

The Celtic Shaman

I went to Cherry Hill to hear Francis Dunnery and John Wesley Harding play a benefit for Planned Parenthood. My friend Teri Rambo took me – she’s an awesome musician too. But I… Continue reading

Cinderpost 1: of families and death

Thank you, God, or whatever you call yourself, if you are really there at all, and if you have a nice sense of humor (on which I am banking), for the family you… Continue reading

Cloud Atlas

Towards the end of the movie Cloud Atlas, the Union – a rebel force in 22nd century dystopian Korea – is under attack by the forces of the Unanimity, a sinister Orwellian government… Continue reading