Imagining Winning

Imagining Winning

My dear friend Ilana recently shared with me Aurora Levin Morales’ poem “Vahavta.” Part of it reads: imagine winning. This is your sacred task. This is your power. Imagine every detail of winning, the exact smell of the summer streets in which no one has been shot,...
Attenders & Distractors

Attenders & Distractors

This morning, Greenpeace activists dropped a giant “RESIST” banner from a crane next to the White House. And I cannot look away. I want to see and hear everything. I am attending to this action. Last summer, while completing a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education...

Remarkability

REMARKABLE: adjective. re·mark·able \ri-ˈmär-kə-bəl\ worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being uncommon or extraordinary
 Let me see if I can tell this story, as plainly as possible, because it is remarkable: Over a month ago there was a Black Lives...
Feeling Powerless

Feeling Powerless

Brexit. Trump. The West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline. Israel/Palestine. Gun control. Orlando. Orlando. Orlando. As it does often enough, it feels like the world is swallowing itself. And there’s one thing I’ve noticed in what people are saying about what’s going on...
Collectivity – Part One

Collectivity – Part One

Lately I’ve been worshipping at the church of Ian White Maher. Are y’all listening to his weekly meditations? Wow, he is woke! In a recent offering, “A peculiar courage,” Ian hones in on the “spiritual but not religious” and nails it on the limitations of that...