Silence – God’s first language

It was still pitch black outside when I woke up the morning after Hurricane Sandy had swept over us. The electricity had gone out the evening before. We remained in full darkness. I had woken once in the middle of the night to hear…nothing. The howling, tearing,...

God’s delight

The November issue of The Atlantic contains a wonderful piece written by John Muir, excerpted from a longer article published in 1897: “The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted. The...

Welcome!

I encourage you to poke around, read from stories and reflections about how I came to be here and what I’m doing, and to add your own thoughts, experiences, and questions. In a time when global climate change is such an extraordinary threat to the flourishing of...

Ocean’s Rising

As I write, I see and hear the winds of Hurricane Sandy tear through the pine and oak forest outside my window. If I am honest, I will admit that it is frightening. This wind can kill. Throughout the eastern United States tonight, coastal communities are facing...