A Rite of Passage

How a culture marks the transition from childhood and adolescence to adulthood is as varied as cultures themselves.  Ranging from potentially deadly physical exercises and intense mental challenges to grand celebrations and public pronouncements, rites of passage say something about the norms, beliefs and expectations of a culture. What does being a woman or a […]

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Faith (Lent #25)

I do not have faith in buildings. I do not have faith in programs. I do not have faith in landscaping. I do not have faith in signs or banners or business cards. I do not have faith in websites. I do not have faith in institutions. I do not have faith in myself. Instead, […]

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As You Lay Dying

As you lay dying, I am invited into your home. You’re anxious about what is to come. You have questions. You have regrets. You’re thinking of loved ones you aren’t ready to say goodbye to. You’re thinking of loved ones who have gone ahead of you and you wonder if you’ll see them again. You’re […]

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