The Cost of Discipleship (Books That Shaped Me #3)

The Cost of Discipleship (Books That Shaped Me #3)

Live for a while in the books you love. Learn from them what is worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be returned to you a thousand times. Whatever your life may become, these books — of this I am certain — will weave through the web of...
Thank You, Mary Oliver

Thank You, Mary Oliver

I want to pay tribute to the poet Mary Oliver, who died this last Thursday (January 17, 2019) at the age of 83. However, words do not do justice to her life or work, even though her life and work were best known  in words, her words of poetry. I had not heard of her...
The Power Elite (Books That Have Shaped Me #2)

The Power Elite (Books That Have Shaped Me #2)

Live for a while in the books you love. Learn from them what is worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be returned to you a thousand times.Whatever your life may become, these books — of this I am certain — will weave through the web of...
Books That Shaped My Life: Tough Love

Books That Shaped My Life: Tough Love

I am a lover of books. Books are not just a means to end, they are part of my story. So beginning with this entry, I will begin a series called The Books That Shaped My Life. The early 20th century poet Rainer Rilke wrote: Live for a while in the books you love. Learn...
Why I Vote

Why I Vote

DESCRIPTION: While there are many reasons to be discouraged about this fall’s elections and to not bother to vote, I offer three reasons I choose to vote: I am an internationalist; government’s job is to defend the poor, and  out of necessity I live and...