Faith and Doubt

So.  I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the role of doubt in faith lately, namely because I have a talk to give on June 23rd at the Wild Goose Festival in NC.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’ve lived with doubt for a long time now (well, ever since I wrote Eve).  It’s a […]

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The Power of Love

Before I begin, I want to acknowledge the fact that you, my dear reader, may disagree strongly with me on the issue I’m raising today.  And that’s quite all right.  I just wanted to present you with another side of the story—how the power of love works, in all situations. I’m talking about same-sex marriage, […]

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The Spider and the Sage

This is dedicated to my sister Amy who gives and gives and gives.  Some people appreciate it; some don’t.  But she keeps giving anyway. Worse, she’s misunderstood.  A lot.  And that makes my heart hurt. This story reminded me of you, Ames!  I love you. [Post image: Amy with one of our beagles, September 2009]

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You’re the One I Want

[Post image: Tree of Love 1 by fangol on stock.xchng]

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What Your Brain Does (and Doesn’t) Perceive

Stephen Hawking offered up a great analogy in his newest book, The Grand Design.  You start with a goldfish in a bowl and a person outside the bowl.  The person walks in a straight line, but the goldfish, because of its perspective, sees the person walk in a curved line.  Whose reality is correct?  Well, […]

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The quote I live by

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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