Those Essential Moments

Those Essential Moments

A sight, a sound, an event turns us upside down in unexpected and commonplace moments. I call this the holy revealing itself. Two brothers chase each other in their yard. The older brother is yelling, “I am going to get you.” The younger brother tries desperately to...
Traveling Across the Pacific

Traveling Across the Pacific

In January 1983 Lyn Mathews, the wife of the Dean of the Institute of Cultural Affairs asks me to go to the Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific to participate in the Pacific Training School. I pause for a minute, ask her a couple of questions and then say, “Yes.” I want...
Where We Live

Where We Live

It occurred to me recently that we all live on one small blue marble traveling through the space of the universe. Some days I forget that fact and think I’m just located in Prairie Village Kansas. Not! Who was the writer a few years ago who explained our impact...