October 23, 2012

Autumn’s Symphony

Things are dying. As hard as we try to cover our grief with seasonal gaiety, a few moments pondering the multicolored shroud lying on the forest floor is enough to bring us back to reality. Things are dying. The death … Continue reading

September 11, 2012

One Beautiful Day

“It was a beautiful day.” Whenever I hear U2’s song, I think of that morning. The song was popular at the time, but it has since become something of an anthem for the events of September 11, 2001. It was … Continue reading

July 31, 2012

Of Heroic Icons and Reopened Churches . . .

On Sunday night Bill and I sat on the shore of Lake Erie, admiring the best sunset we’ve seen all summer and savoring the weekend past. A very diverse weekend indeed, which included finally accomplishing several nagging tasks, as well … Continue reading