Mere Amusement


 My wife and I are very close to celebrating two rather noteworthy events in our life together - a wedding anniversary and a birthday. And therefore, some might think or suggest …

A Horror of Confinement


 It was said about the poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, that he had an "indisputable craving for transcendence" and therefore a "horror of anything confined."  (Marcel Gabriel, A Witness …

When Religion Gets Sick


 When is it that religion gets sick?  One possible answer is to say that your religion is becoming a little unhinged when you absolutize your beliefs.  Your religion is getting …