On the relevance of community to September 11
A morning in downtown South Holland, Illinois, raises questions of fair trade and local businesses.
Are the Polyphonic Spree and Zwan part of a cultural trend?
Though it's a difficult film to watch, an understanding of American Beauty is important to understanding current society.
Radiohead?s new album continues the defeatist trend set by Beck and The Flaming Lips.
A review of The One-Room Schoolhouse: Stories About the Boys by Jim Heynen.
The importance of the spiritual disciplines in helping us become like Christ.
A review of Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem.
A meditation on our character as beings who are part of, not separate from, creation.
Wouldn't we all love to live in the country of our dreams?
How food and identity are intertwined in Cristina Garcia?s Dreaming in Cuban.
A review of Dark Age Ahead by Jane Jacobs.
A walk around the neighborhood leads to the threshold of a timeless place.
Here?s to the things we hope for.
A review of the 1974 film Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.
A double review of The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness by Karen Armstrong and You Can Go Home Again by Gene Logsdon.
Reflections on Mark 16.1-8, which recounts the visit of the women to Jesus' tomb.
A review of Little Miss Sunshine.
A reflection on seeking promise after the death of a spouse.
A Palm Sunday meditation on the unspoken groanings of creation at the Lamb being led to the slaughter.
A review of Arcade Fire's newest release.
On the objective journaling of cinema.
A review of the film Avenue Montaigne.
On the energy that results from tension within the self and within communities.
A blessing for our passions to be energized by the long view.
One person’s story of the journey through cancer to self-discovery and renewed priorities.
Nostalgia for the kind of community that used to be prompts questions about what we’ve really lost.
A collection of ideas on the structure and purposes of funeral services.
An autumn evening prompts reflection on numbering our days.
Ode on intimations of mortality from recollecting Little Miss Sunshine.