Month: October 2009

The world is never ready for the birth of a child

The world seems a more dangerous place than ever before. Even a news junkie like me starts pressing the off button with each trumpeted description of personal, national or international tragedy, usually delivered by newscasters with a catch of excitement… Read More ›

Prayer, sort of

Some minister once facetiously defined four types of prayer: Thanks, Gimme, Wow, and Oops.  Sometimes, though,  sixty-somethings need a different sort of prayer to get them through the night. Hope Old spirit, in and beyond me,                           keep, and extend me. Amid… Read More ›

Optimist or Optimist

In her recent book Bright-sided,    Barbara Ehrenreich objects to the culture’s dogged attempt to change all lemons, no matter how sour, into the most saccharine of lemonades.  She points with disgust to the cockeyed optimists who refused to allow her to… Read More ›