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οἶκος is the Greek word from which we get the words “ecology” and “economy.” In the New Testament, the word usually translated as “house” is οἶκος. The oikos is our house and habitation. More…

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The girls never said “No” to me.

The girls never said “No” to me. But then, I was cute, a gentleman; I liked to talk. I listened to the stuff they said even when I thought it was silly. None of it was silly. I didn’t push my luck. I used my voice and my hands, but I always watched for the […]

The Burnt Ground

I’m thinking about Australia, Peru and Brazil – all of those places that are on fire. The Burnt Ground. I pray for healing rains, and more so I pray for sanity among our people.


Analog – like something that isn’t a computer, like something that actually occupies real space and has a fragrance about it, a color, feels like something. I’m tired of things that don’t exist. I’m tired of virtual. Give me something with a temperature, something that bites and makes me bleed. Analog is an ancient Telecaster […]

You take this pill only…

“Withdrawal – starts with the chills,then queasy stomach begins,then a kind of crawly squirmingdistraction of the brain.Then little knives of painslice across the chest,and slice up and down.Then comes the itching –the peel your skin offwith your fingernails itching…” You take this pill onlybecause not taking it is worse.You take this pill when your brain […]


I guess I need to write about this because it happened and it was bad, and in some ways it’s still happening…

Ancient Magic

There is an ancient magic about each of us –a wild wizard who remembers the times of power,a witch wise and fearsome who remembers the old spells,a unicorn under both sun and moonand a dragon led by a child.When the witch’s cry goes up like old thunderit means the dawn is breaking,and the dark must […]

The L&N 152

The old L&N 152 in Boston, Kentucky. This engine hauled four presidents — Truman was the last. It hauled Al Capone on the Kentucky leg of his trip to prison. She still makes daily runs out of the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, Kentucky.

A Formula for a Nice Life

A Formula for a Nice Life Pick a career, get the training and excel. Wash, rinse, repeat 40 years. Find your soulmate. Build a family. Go through hell. Have fun. Accumulate pensions, Social Security, IRA’s, real estate and piles of cash. Be comfy and corrupt the grand kids.

No Moles Were Harmed in the Making of this Notebook

Without walking around the house and counting, I can’t tell you how many screens I have – desktops, laptops, phones, TV’s and tablets. I love them all. I can do without them, but I don’t like to. Screens can also be addictive time wasters and creative ruts. Recently, I have rediscovered something I used to […]

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