Category Archives: Poetry and Songs


In the midst of all the shouted lies that fog our public life these days, there is an unassailable fact, an “inconvenient truth.” The planet is heating up at an unprecedented rate. This is the third straight year of record-breaking … Continue reading

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How Many More?

How many children more             must we sacrifice             to Great God Gun? How many more must die             to feed the greed of             Smith and Wesson, Remington, and Glock? How many more must die             so that their … Continue reading

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As I near completion of the text of “Mining Memories on Cyprus,” I turn to the task of reflecting on what it means to try to recover a dimly-lit past for the sake of future generations. I do this in … Continue reading

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Remembering Jim Fowler

My dear friend of fifty years, James W. Fowler III, died on October 16 after a struggle with Alzheimer’s disease that lasted over 12 years. Jim was famous for his work on faith development, a project he started soon after … Continue reading

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