Friday, January 30, 2004

Joy is Free

Last night I went sledding with my 7-year old in the side yard. I sat on an orange plastic 'saucer', careening down the hill in every possible direction. I had very little control over my "vehicle." Occasionally I went backwards and I often landed upside down. What a blast!

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

On faith, hope, and the celebration of messiness

"The arc of history is long but it bends towards justice."
Martin Luther King. Jr.

".....The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, and emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns. Faith also means reaching deeply within for the sense one was born with, the sense to go for a walk."
Anne Lamott

"We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive - and part of the living, incarnate cosmos."
D.H. Lawrence

Sunday, January 18, 2004


Finally and at long last, I have a fully functional computer, my links work, and my archives are the way I want them to be. It only took 40 days.....This is not minor, at least not for me. It's full personal vindication....and hard won at that! Life is good.