Your Narthex or Mine?

In my humble opinion, matter is not generative. Only spirit is truly generative. Therefore form is not terribly interesting or compelling of itself. I like the term oikumene because it seems to head towards the search for what is true and living in the houses of worship of the world. I am compulsive in my dedication to knowledge of my creator. I am very broad in my willingness to taste (and possibly see) from any source where goodwill is evident.

Friday, June 23, 2017

i slowed down my head and examined my thought patterns.

this title is from a rather lengthy

patreon post from Amanda Palmer via Patreon dated June 30.  I still haven't managed to find time to read the long post.  It's funny to me though that my daughter, who introduced me to the artist a couple years ago, saw the same long note and also wished she'd had time to read it all.  That sounds like damning with faint praise because neither one of us has consumed the whole.  I think the fact that we had that conversation about Amanda Palmer's musings from a van is kind of a miracle.

In that note Amanda mentions the demise of blogging.  hahahahahahahaha. not just her blogging but blogging as a thing that had a time which is no more.  how inconvenient for me that blogging is over.  because I haven't given up.  I've just been feeding the wolf.

But the reason I copied and pasted this phrase is that it sums up Transcendentalism.  I love Emerson and give him huge credit for all the emotional and intellectual freedom I've felt charged with over the past 30 or so years.  Thank you Montgomery County, MD for requiring that reading.

I will now be reading Amanda Palmer's post in its entirety.




Friday, February 10, 2017


It's funny to me that I started this blog without any particular interest in feminism as a focus of thought (beyond the airborne feminism a person born in the early 60's would have experienced) and have come upon so many roads leading to women's rights.  I just wanted to talk about the Spirit and how it drags me out of my den.  But being aware of Pussy Riot when they were still imprisioned and deciding to post about that caused a swelling of hits which hasn't really subsided even now.  I took this picture of pussy hats around one of the greatest phallic symbols (which I admit to venerating as an object of national significance) in the history of humanity.  I took it at the Women's March on 1/21/2017.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Keep On Doing What You Do
I'm so happy to hear that there's been a barrage of response from people from all walks of life in response to Trump's invitation to 'the gays' to express their opinions on him.  I find nothing about him worthy of emulation myself and I do like to admire my elected leaders.

I'm also excited that there will be a vote on gun control.

back to work.  : )

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Something I've long believed in the premise of this book which I haven't read



I figured out recently that I'm working 75 hours a week so it's no wonder really that this project has been neglected.  I still have occasional spikes of views in the thousands but I don't understand what's behind that.  I don't think it's people.

Anyway, I've always taken it for granted that the Holy Spirit's palette and lexicon are comprehensive and utterly inclusive.  I remember from History of the Catholic Church the story of the impact on St. Augustine by children singing outside his window.   They were singing 'Pick up. Pick up. Pick up and read." He turned to the bible with a new level of attention. I really need to read his Confessions.  I had some preconceived ideas of it as preachy and religiose.  'Confessions' sounds preoccupied with 'sin' which I find boring as a focus.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Jimmy Carter's article on a major decision in his life

Losing My Religion For Equality

I've mentioned before, I think, this little story within Autobiography of a Yogi.  Yogananda told of an old female monastic who wanted to join a particular monastery.  She had been refused because she was a woman.  She replied "We are all feminine in relation to God." She was admitted.