Have I Lost My Ability to Believe?

Caleb, my son, is back in jail.After a three-month “run” on heroin, cocaine and other cocktails, he was picked up on a breach of the conditions of his release. No new charges; only the past with which...

If I relapse…. (Caleb)

Caleb was released into a native recovery house the middle of May. I talked with him by phone on May 16th. He sounded positive and happy. When Gaye and I arrived home from vacation nine days late...

A Story On The Way

Coming down Highway 89A from Flagstaff to Sedona is an 8 mile stretch of construction, aka gravel. A rogue piece bounces off the windshield of the Fiat, leaving a chip. My wife grabs her phone in case...

One is the Loneliest Number

Sometimes societal conditions are so omnipresent that we hardly even notice.George Monbiot, in The Guardian, says that “severe loneliness in England blights the lives of 700,000 men and 1.1m women ove...
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But I Like It!

In a curious way, realizing a 50-year-old dream of owning a Fiat 124 Spider has made me more compassionate toward many church leaders and members.I am grateful that, five decades after the original 12...