Nuance is sorely needed! Just using the term nuance is an admission that some things, many things, most things, perhaps, are not simple. Many things are complex, even very complex. Using the term nuance here is my way of opening an exploration of one factor in the difficulty regarding the many extraordinary problems we're facing … Continue reading Cancel culture and Donatism
"White" *fragility*? Thanks to "White" *fragility*, racism is frequently a very difficult topic for white people. So, in deference to any potential discomfort of any white mystical möbius readers, we'll slowly ease into our discussion of the White supremacy issue this week. Not. That's one way White fragility seeks to serve and preserve White privilege. If we won't … Continue reading white Americans are *fragile*
Granfalloon ~ poetic prose? What in the world is a granfalloon? Well, if you need to ask that question, you've obviously missed reading what's regarded by many as the greatest novel ever from the typewriter of Kurt Vonnegut. I'd argue that the 'granfalloon' is one of the most brilliantly poetic pieces of fictional prose ever … Continue reading Hate-fighting imagination
A picture is worth a thousand words Study the image for a moment. This very, very powerful image is by Grace Jensen. It is essentially the portrait of a justice activist, a profile in courage of a remarkably brave and fiercely focused young woman, Samantha Francine. However, it tells a 'big picture' story as … Continue reading Whitefish | systems thinking?
Complexity and crises galore This week I have been contemplating the complexity of life right now and it's becoming difficult to even get passed the multiple emerging crises. A deadly pandemic crisis. A resulting economic crisis. A health system crisis. A criminal justice crisis. Nationwide protests. And the many intersections of these crises as … Continue reading Many intersections
The hard part comes now. Obviously, I have a major commitment to writing every week in this space. I try to write from a mystic's perspective and I'm committed to integrating real-time current events into each week's writing. However, I don't fancy myself as a columnist per se. Still, I do think I have gained (by … Continue reading It’s déjà vu again again again
a mystical möbius take on Holy Communion I hope to reveal the mystical body of Christ to you with the words of this article. I do so while encouraging you to be mindful that seeing the image involved and actually tasting and experiencing the sacrament communally are two very different kinds of things. Scripture talks … Continue reading Covid-19 — Eucharist online?
Note: "TL;DR" means, Too Long; Didn't Read, and indicates a summary to follow. Only ONE active option! Every nation and leader in the world is working with the very same solitary option for an active response with regard to the novel coronavirus Covid-19. Everything after that is a matter of method and execution. Last … Continue reading TL;DR on coping with Covid-19
Between a rock and a hard place! It's an excruciatingly difficult problem balancing health and livelihood in the midst of a deadly pandemic. I feel that this is true no matter where one gets their news. I start there. However, this isn't the article about whether we should continue staying home or open-up wide. While … Continue reading Masks: a shibboleth?
*Essential workers* deserve justice! After the Covid-19 Apocalypse we really can't pretend anymore that we don't see the faces of the working poor. By, 'working poor,' I mean those who work a full-time job and yet do not earn a living wage. Now we know exactly who they are. They are, in large measure, … Continue reading Mary’s Magnificat and UBI