The Best Criticism

“The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better.” ~ Richard Rohr This morning, with my coffee, I read, as usual, in no particular order, my email, Facebook notifications, and news. Some of my email is summarized news, which is where I started today. I’ve come to believe that coffee energizes orContinue reading “The Best Criticism”

Blow Your Mind!

I want to brag. Perhaps I shouldn’t, but I will anyway. I’ll start by saying I have two gorgeous delightful smart-as-a-whip grandgirlies. That is a typical grandmotherly thing to say. I am married to a science teacher. He found a video called The Infinite Pattern That Never Repeats. He watched it, told me about it,Continue reading “Blow Your Mind!”

Sunday Morning Thoughts, September 13

It’s dawn, on the beach at Pocologan. I am the first to come down the stairs and walk on the sands this morning. Last night I sat here until my toes got wet, on a rock that earlier in the day had been far from the edge of the water. Last night, the beach wasContinue reading “Sunday Morning Thoughts, September 13”

Pollyanna and Suffering

I have always been an optimist. Once upon a time, when Pollyanna was a popular children’s story, I took on that persona, the cheerful optimist, the “glad girl”. The book was published in 1913; Disney made a movie in 1960. I was very small at the time, and never saw the movie, but the storyContinue reading “Pollyanna and Suffering”