The following YouTube video contains poems from my recent reading at the RS Thomas Literary Festival in Eglwys Fach, Wales:
“There is a need for nomadic escape, and nomadic mission in each of us. Today, people pilgrimage to festivals and tourist destinations for retreat, and to do what is now referred to as ‘finding yourself’. Others go on adventure trips to discover a vitality of life not available in their work-a-day existence. Some travel to … More Our Spiritual Need for Nomadic Experience
This was more than a little fun. Between Jim’s Saint Patrick was Welsh hat, and my kilt, we ended up in a number of photos and the Ramona Chamber of Commerce wanted a little history on our Welsh representation. Follow the above link for the video.
My writing includes spirituality and philosophy, poetry, fantasy, and in this case: song lyrics. But not just any old song lyrics – song lyrics and comedy. If ever there was a time for a bit of levity, now was the time. So, in your COVID-19 quarantined life take a moment to laugh with this song … More Coronavirus Boogie
I live in Salem, Massachusetts. We have 31 days of Halloween in Salem. I have been here for 20 years. I pastored a church in town for almost 18 of those years. This means that I have effectively experienced 600 years of Halloween. We have had teams of people from chruches around the US and … More Christians and Halloween: Help! What do I do?!
Sonnet #39 – meditations on the pastorate Our joy in service is not commensurate with the temporal reward. I have in hand much less than here in heart and pocket less than raised in daily thought If words were cents as sense grows into art then I would gain the realm of Camelot we purchase … More Sonnet #39 – more meditations on the pastorate
Sonnet #36: the third apocalyptic pop love song sonnet Theme: I’ll not serve this bitter wine: Rev. 16 A table set before our enemies A cup is poured we drink it to the dregs A celebration to their enmities A host is set against us as we beg Last time I sat here all the … More Sonnet #36: 3rd apocalyptic pop love sonnet, I’ll not serve this bitter wine: Rev. 16
Sonnet #35 – the second apocalyptic pop love song sonnet. Theme: a plague love song. Though you and I are besieged by plagues and sores we will not lose our love for each other. the ships have raised their flags and crossed the sea the iron fist beneath the velvet glove has come for us, … More Sonnet #35 – 2nd apocalyptic pop love sonnet, E’en Heaven Waits in Silence