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July 30, 2015
Note to self:
In the future, you might not want to kick off
family vacation on the 9th of Av.
It’s not that it’s a fast day. The youngest has a permit now,
there’s plenty of drivers.
It’s just that
bad things happen on that day, or the next…
Temples destroyed, mass expulsions, massacres,
and the car gets stuck in the muck
looking for a campsite
in the Black Hills.
It’s not easy to vacate
the habits of the ac-cult-urated ways.
Two tow trucks manned by three guys...
July 20, 2015
The sadness this morning woke me with these words:
‘round the edges
Of the cracks
Home, but not home.
Pull up a chair. How does one wake with integrity into a dawning like that?
How do we create soul-growing spaces out of the narrow cracks of longing and pain?
Here are the three practices i turned to this morning
Practice #1: Writing
I still have't unpacked my journal, so I went to the computer and began typing, until the l...
July 18, 2015
It's about shhh and the silence that follows.
relaxing the grip
on what happens next
or the need to see or be seen or change what has been.
Its about sitting, around the table with new friends
where the conversation roars with laughter and then slows around the bend
in the mucoused messiness of sexual abuse and love and loss and penises in a poem,
rolling waves of joy-power generated by merging streams
that slow and settle when...
July 16, 2015
How will we know when we've made it, done our part to bring about the land of promise and time of peace, made the world a better place? When can we retire?
Elijah, the prophet of old, will let us know.
And so for centuries, at baby naming ceremonies
and Passover seder meals,
Jewish custom places an EMPTY CHAIR at the table...
just in case the prophet Elijah decides to show up.
Maybe this child is the one!
PSALM 21 – Regal joy through curiosity and compassion
June 25, 2020
Psalm 117 - Sharing Honor & Glory
June 24, 2020
Psalm 118 Resung
June 12, 2020
Psalm 24 - Putting Dignity in charge
March 25, 2020
Psalm 22 - when
August 13, 2019
Psalm 17: Prayer Resung for the sake of Friendship [Tzedek/Justice]
August 2, 2019
Psalm 23 in the wake of tragedy
April 30, 2019
April 10, 2019
Three Keys to Humility: Remember, Give, and Sing Out in the Now.
February 24, 2019
The Thirteenth Moon is Full, Are You?
February 21, 2019
What is Elijah's chair?
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