I’ve been listening to an album on repeat lately, full of both realism and hope. I asked the artist, Nathan Wheeler, if he’d share a little bit about it. Here’s what he has to say for himself. — Mike I’ve written songs for most of my life. Sitting by myself, with my thoughts, trying to […]
This Lent, we have a choice: between ‘tempus edax rerum’ and ‘memento mori’: Do we let time devour us, or truly digest our lives?
December sees not only Advent and the beginning of Christmas, but (appropriately enough) the Feast of Saint Nikolaos of Myra — aka Saint Nicholas! Born some 280 years after Jesus in Patara in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey), Nikolaos lived under the shadow of the Roman Empire during its time of transition from persecuting the faithful […]
“The world was on fire and no one could save me but you It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do…” Chris Issak‘s prophetic opening lyrics to 1989’s Wicked Game (which for me was a haunting, lovelorn anthem of the 90s, alongside Mazzy Star‘s 1993 Fade Into You) have me thinking about all my […]
Have you ever had one of those weeks? I just did. It started last Friday. In the course of seven days… Toxic mold was discovered in our rental home, and our landlords gave us 30 days to move so that they could clean it. My wife surfaced a pulmonary embolism (a potentially dangerous blood clot), and it […]