LIFE WITH OUR FATHERS

Jun 8th, 2010 SERMONS Edward

To those early into fathering and yet-to-become fathers, I say this:

Nothing is required of you by the past.

Never read Rudyard Kipling.

Never wonder what it means to be a man.

If you think your father was a good father, he probably was.

PLAYING WITH THE ITALIANS

Feb 12th, 2010 SERMONS Edward

My father was furious when he heard that I had been playing with the Italians. That’s the first thing I remembered. On the last day of a conference, I attended a workshop that sounded harmless enough.  It had to do with what one person could do to help create a sustainable environment. To my horror, the leaders started right in by asking us to hold…

CONFESSIONS OF A MORTHANIST

Jan 13th, 2010 SERMONS Edward

Sometimes, not often, but sometimes when it seems that, surely, all that needs to be said for awhile has been said, the muse seems elsewhere and the screen is blank, taunting in its emptiness, Something reaches in and says, “Here, read this.”

THE VERY HARDEST THING

Jan 8th, 2010 SERMONS Edward

The young daughter of John Adams writes to a friend that the very hardest thing is to keep one’s faith when one learns the truth.