T is for Them :: U is for Us

“All good people agree,And all good people say,All nice people, like Us, are WeAnd every one else is They.” -Rudyard Kipling, “A Friend of the Family” In the Big Human Equation—that primary equation by which we live (although we most likely refuse to acknowledge its...

S is for Short :: Significant

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last...

Remembering Katrina

It has been two years since Hurricane Katrina. Let’s replace "they" with "we" with "I"as we remember what happened there, and as we look for ways to help in the continuing recovery. As I looked back on what I was writing when the...

R is for Rightness

"Grasping at things can only yield one of two results: Either the thing you are grasping at disappears, or you yourself disappear. It is only a matter of which occurs first." –Goenka Sometimes, people irritate me. This week has been one of those weeks....

Q is for Quiddity

“For a long time I couldn’t make out what Aquinas meant. He uses a figurative word (a very unusual thing for him) but I have solved it. Claritas is quidditas… This is the moment which I call epiphany. First we recognise that the object is one integral thing,...