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turn

    (this is the second in an eight-week series of blog posts on The Way of Love)   The seven practices of The Way of Love are presented in a circular shape suggesting that there is no appropriate place to begin their practice, and no defined ending, either. The Way of Love, it turns out, […]

The Way of Love

        ‘Tis the season of Convocation meetings where we gather in each of our seven regions to review the material coming to us for our consideration at Diocesan Convention.   ‘Tis the season where we push the sandals and t-shirts to the back of the closet and put on blazers and lace […]

cooking up creativity

  I love to cook.   I love to cook so much that I did it, professionally, for a decade-  first, in a local restaurant during breaks from college, and then later, when I graduated with an all-purpose A.B. in psychology, as my first post-grad career.  I was trained by the old method of apprenticeship […]

Live. Real.

  I’m just home from the gym where I spent half of an hour on the treadmill, and half of an hour on the exercise bike. Today I will spend probably upwards of eight hours looking at the screen of my laptop; much of that will be sending and receiving emails and conducting business through […]

ora et labora

After two weeks at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas during  which we spent hours in committees considering, hearing testimony about, perfecting and preparing more than 400 resolutions for review and action taken by the two legislative houses of the Episcopal Church (the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops)… […]

gun shot

    “Don’t you think it’s… weird,” my husband commented the other day, “that we live in a place where we hear gun shots all the time- and don’t think much about it…?”   He poured himself another cup of coffee, reached down to scratch the cat on her head, and left the room.   […]

The Wall

      There is a phenomenon in endurance sports called “hitting the wall.” When one “hits the wall” during  running, all sorts of interesting things can happen; knees can get wobbly, pace slows way down, the runner’s path may veer on and off the course, and  the mind may exhibit symptoms of confusion, disorientation, […]

the wall

  There is a phenomenon in endurance sports called “hitting the wall.” When one “hits the wall” during  running, all sorts of interesting things can happen; knees can get wobbly, pace slows way down, the runner’s path may veer on and off the course, and  the mind may exhibit symptoms of confusion, disorientation, panic and […]

In which the bishop does not write about clouds.

      Eight O’Clock AM:   Scene:  8:04 Friday morning. Bishop is sitting in leather armchair, sipping coffee and enjoying a light breeze coming through the opened sunporch door, is thumbing through poetry volumes, and reading Edna St. Vincent Millay and Percy Bysshe Shelly on the subject of clouds.  She muses about a nascent […]

briefly…

  It is late (yes, it’s really 5:45 AM, but for me, that is “late” to rise and to begin writing my blog entry for the week)… It’s been a busier than usual week, including  the regular assortment of daytime meetings,  Convocation meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and a quick trip, yesterday, to Philadelphia […]

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