When I was in graduate school, an age ago it seems, one of my professors told us that synthesizing of concepts is one of the highest forms of thought. And although I am still trying to practice "one thing at a time," with regularity, weaving different threads together has proved to be fairly exhilarating as… Continue reading synthesis


When Bells stop ringing—Church—begins     The Positive—of Bells—     When Cogs—stop—that's Circumference—     The Ultimate—of Wheels.    ~ Emily Dickinson Today is International Pi Day which is a favorite of mine for several reasons. I grew up thinking up I was ridiculously bad at math, however I did very well in Geometry. I loved the logic of setting up theorems… Continue reading Circumference

How important is self-awareness? (Enneagram thoughts)

Since my teen years, I have studied and been fascinated by personality typing, starting with the well-known Myers-Briggs and the increasingly prominent Enneagram. I have vascilated between telling myself that personality isn't important to thinking it is critical to our understanding of ourselves and others. In terms of Enneagram types, there is so much to… Continue reading How important is self-awareness? (Enneagram thoughts)

tell it slant (part 2) aka divine encounters at the dentist

" As Lightning to the Children easedWith explanation kindThe Truth must dazzle graduallyOr every man be blind — " ~Emily Dickinson Before I start this personal account of my very limited experience of the divine, I want to state clearly that I am not a theologian. I have read a good amount of theology, but… Continue reading tell it slant (part 2) aka divine encounters at the dentist

on being a lighthouse

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ~ Anne Lamott Sometimes when I take a step back to assess what I write about I worry that it might seem or even be self-serving. And there may be an initial phase (how long it lasts is… Continue reading on being a lighthouse

an anniversary of sorts

"In the domain of the absolute, in the domain of Limitless Love, circumstances are never twice the same. A particular case is never repeated. Every relationship of love between God and a particular man(or woman) is exceptional and unique..." Lev Gillet, The Burning Bush This week marks the end of a very significant year for… Continue reading an anniversary of sorts