"Beauty confronts us with the requirement that we place ourselves among...the redeemers, the leaders in the protection of life. Once you have seen the bush on fire, you are not going to get out of the assignment unless you close your eyes to the beauty.... [You] either have to close your eyes or go back to Egypt and set the people free." - Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker, "Rising to the Challenge of Our Times"

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

alleluia, alleluia, amen

I woke up hearing this on the radio while I was still in bed. The last segment of the woman sitting singing under a tree was my favorite. There is great comfort in singing to oneself, and comfort to others.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Kato has packed himself and he's ready to go.  I told him it was a little early though - and anyway I'd originally planned to put books in that box. He's still got at least a couple weeks before he has to endure 90 minutes or so in a car.  On Thursday I was offered, and accepted, a job down in Sacramento with the Department of Community Services and Development. Feels like it will be a really good step. Also a really big one. Stay tuned.