Tag Archive: jesus

8cerpt: The Deception of Surfaces

This is from the end of chapter 14. The action is happening in four places simultaneously. *** A man Andy didn’t recognize got up from his chair and went slowly to the sink… Continue reading

Two Poems

Lilian, Jean and Jesus Why did you let her jump? Wasn’t she a wanderer too? Like you alone so long not on hot roads but in bedrooms stark with emptiness kitchens like lonely… Continue reading

Kenyapost 8

The following was written en route from Nairobi and London, 36,000 feet above the Sahara Desert, when I had some time on my hands. 15 hours later, as I moved through passport security… Continue reading

Kenyapost 7

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Romans 12:2 Today we leave. I travel to a… Continue reading

Kenyapost 6

As with all divisions among Friends, the best strategy when encountering them is to shift our focus from our differences to our similarities. This is what we did in my home group yesterday,… Continue reading

Kenyapost 3

The bag did not arrive Thursday. I will skip a description of the diva fit I threw with Cornelius, the Kenyan in charge of things like missing bags. My Friend Kennedy lept to… Continue reading

Matilda versus the Meeting

I took it on the chin at Quaker meeting the other day. Not literally of course. When one takes it on the chin in a Quaker meeting, it’s usually a kind of slow-motion… Continue reading

Unto Us a Child is Born

Whatever your belief, or non-belief, there is this: here, in the midst of the cold and the dark, we celebrate the birth of a child. A child born in oppression and poverty. In… Continue reading