Solving Our Century

Solving Our Century

Lately I’ve become really interested in computer jigsaw puzzles – all the random tiles of shapes and colors that crowd the laptop screen before eventually revealing the mosaic! It’s satisfying to solve the mystery. “Solve?” Not really. I actually have nothing...
The Roots of Hope

The Roots of Hope

Radicalized. The word is everywhere. It’s the explanation we use when ISIL members kill innocent people. It’s the reason, we say, why young Americans are pledging their lives to those who hate us and who want to destroy us.We need an explanation, don’t we, to avoid...
Pope Francis and Mercy

Pope Francis and Mercy

Remember the municipal employee—Kim Davis—who refused to issue marriage licenses because of her rejection of same-sex applicants? The one who announced that Pope Francis had told her to “stay strong,” even as she went to jail for her beliefs? A Vatican spokesman...
Thoughts about Calendars

Thoughts about Calendars

Beginnings lead to endings. Everybody knows that. Not so obvious is that endings lead to beginnings, even though we accept that a grain of wheat must die to produce fruit. We more than accept it. We take it so for granted that we don’t need to spare it a thought. Many...
Connections in Unexpected Places

Connections in Unexpected Places

Flickr: Bruno Caimi   If you watched 60 Minutes recently, you might have seen the segment on TED, (Technology, Entertainment and Design) which many know as a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of thought-provoking talks. Brené...