Category: Origins

  • The Penitent Thief

    I lowered my eyes this morning as I began my prayers and saw this on the ground between my feet. I immediately recalled these words from The Brothers Karamazov… “I was there when the Word who died on the cross rose up into heaven bearing on his bosom the soul of the penitent thief.” Fyodor…

  • Lonesome Dove

    After watching and thoroughly enjoying the 1883 and 1923 film series on Paramount+, I decided to read Lonesome Dove.  I recall watching the miniseries 35 years ago.  It was excellent. The further I got into the book, the more I remembered how much I enjoyed the miniseries those many years ago.  I proceeded to purchase…

  • The Garden of Gethsemane

    I have long embraced Ignatian Spirituality where I insert myself into a scene in which I am writing. Writing has always been a personal experience for me, but never less than when I wrote Gaspar, Another Tale of the Christ. As approach the ‘difficult’ part of Holy Week, I invite you to read – and…

  • Crossing the Line… again

    Crossing the Line… again

    For many years, listening to Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac” was part of my daily regimen.  Two years ago, Mr. Keillor ‘crossed the line’ and I abandoned his daily offerings.