Can America Heal?

Can America Heal?

Never in the four years of the Trump administration did I imagine our sides engaging in a war. Rhetorical sparring, sure. But not physical combat.

Do They Notice We are Gone?

Do They Notice We are Gone?

Mother and Daughter They live in our woods. Sleep in a nest of grass between large moss covered boulders and ancient gray barked firs. When I walk by the pair they eye me with curiosity and wariness. I avert my gaze then lift my camera and click. I wonder about… Read More

No One Sleeps

No One Sleeps

While we isolate in our homes, our hearts learn to reach out to the world.

GOD GIVEN RIGHTS

GOD GIVEN RIGHTS

Yesterday, while Deven Patrick Kelly was out on a killing spree at the First Baptist Church in New Braunfels, Texas, I was at my own church: The Church of the Woods, deep in the Cascade foothills. I was on the search for the delicious little golden caps called chanterelle mushrooms. Unfortunately, I didn’t… Read More

How Do We Move On?

How Do We Move On?

By standing against what is wrong and saying it is wrong with firmness and kindness.
By honoring facts, not distorting them.
By holding hands.

America is Angry

America is Angry

These are hard times. In the United States, and around the world, people are turning toward their darker selves, shoring up their own walls—metaphorical and real. In the United States and around the world, people are letting themselves be guided by fear. As a result, people are becoming more extreme… Read More