Category Archives: Origins

The Passion

Download the final installment on this Good Friday 2017.

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Gethsemane

A rudimentary form of Ignatian Spirituality has become an important part of my life.  I practiced it daily as I wrote Gaspar, Another Tale of the Christ.  I share the ‘Gethsemane’ sequence with you on this solemn day when billions of … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

excerpt from Gaspar, Another Tale of the Christ Soon, it will be Passover when the Jews celebrate their liberation and flight from Egypt.  I have read the story many times when I dwelled in Secacah.  Do I believe their stories … Continue reading

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Travels with Charley

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Surrounded by Books

I am surrounded by books.  I wanted to write, “I am surrounded by a sea of books,” but when I considered the number I have, I think better of it.  Perhaps it is more of a puddle. For years, I … Continue reading

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There Is a Light in the Heart of Darkness

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The Sea of Trees

With Mrs. tVM in Woodbury last night helping with young Max, I was home alone.  I did watch the presidential inauguration in the morning, my first in recent recollection.  Mr. Trump is the President of the United States.  I will … Continue reading

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The Coldest Night in River Falls

Tonight is reported to be the coldest night of the year in River Falls, but something else is different as I make my nocturnal visit to the bathroom, a visit typical of people my age.  I return to my bed … Continue reading

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A Book to Read

I don’t remember who I discovered first, Kent Nerburn or Ohiyesa.  Or was it they who discovered me?  Together, they have gently guided me to a better understanding of Native America, and more importantly to a better understanding of myself … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Because I am headed out of the country and won’t return until Christmas Eve Eve, I wanted to extend my Merry Christmas wishes before I depart.  My writing this year was directed in support of the children of Haiti.  I’ve … Continue reading

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