How To Bring About A Revolution Of The Heart

I just named my newly adopted Haitian street dog Dorothy Day. Having read her autobiography, The Long Loneliness, many years ago, I decided to google some of her writings.  One quote struck me:  “The greatest challenge of the day is:  how to bring about a revolution of the heart.” I write this post more to … Continue reading

Kind and Generous

Natalie Merchant is my favorite musician.  Ever.  Her songs navigate the waters of love, desperation, dreams, memory and justice like no other.  Which is why I love her song “Kind and Generous” so much.  – You’ve been so kind and generous, I don’t know how you keep on giving For your kindness I’m in debt … Continue reading

Haiku as Autobiography

I am cheating on today’s blog post.  I wrote the following over three years ago, for a course in my graduate program, “The Moral Imagination”.  The assignment was to write your autobiography in 100 words or less. No easy feat, believe me. Even though I wrote this several years ago, it remains truer than ever today. … Continue reading

On Vocation

I believe that we all have fundamental vocation to somehow, somewhere, contribute to building the kingdon of God on earth.  My own search to figure out what exactly this means is the subject of this essay.  What is Wittgenstenian, you may ask?  From what I recall, it is a way of writing – basically a numbering of … Continue reading

Blessing the President

My friend Dee tells me that we give blessings when one is about to cross a threshold.  There are as many blessings as there are occasions to receive them.  During my last trip to Ireland, Dee gave me a book she thought I would enjoy – Benedictus:  A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue.  She was … Continue reading

Christmas Morning, 2011

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes.  Sometimes, they are the size of a ring box, sometimes, as big as a cruise ship.  I received a gift the size of a cruise ship this morning. You see, I am staying at a quiet beach resort in the north of Haiti – all by myself this … Continue reading

Hello world!

My dear friends and family, Many of you have suggested I write a blog about my adventures in Haiti.  Here it is.  I am really new at this, and am stillfiguring out how to set up the site, load photos, etc..  I welcome your comments and suggestions. Thanks to all of you for your support … Continue reading