The Amber of the Moment

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. – Kurt Vonnegut Trapped within the amber of the moment here in the US clarifies life. The sheer magnitude of ongoing rotten events shredded many veils of self-delusion. If you’ll pardon the comparison, but the cumulative impact of so much bad …

Love in the Time of Covid

Love decreases the terror of these terrible times –C.E.Wheeler As I write this, my wife is preparing to travel home to be with her family. Her father was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. After his first round of chemotherapy, he developed pneumonia and was hospitalized. Hong had already began making plans to travel home, but …

In Nature’s Own Words

If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable. – Rainer Maria Rilke As the Bob Dylan song says, The times they are a changing. We need to change also. There are so many ways we can remake our lives. …

Keep Hope Alive

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. – C.K.Chesterton This morning a dove appeared outside our window. Doves have been seen as a symbol of peace and hope for thousands of years. Our attention was called to the …