Monday, June 10, 2019

A new take on one of my silly poems for kids



I've seen videos of my 1991 poem being performed by kids in speech tournaments but this is "sui generis" as we used to say in Latin class. One of a kind. Thanks, MC.

Just Keep Writing

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Where's the line when it comes to 'just kidding'?



My latest at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly:

"Is teasing a sin against the Fifth Commandment?"

"...For this we turn to a group of adolescent males shooting hoops in the driveway, inhaling burgers at the fast-food joint or shuffling down the school hallway. That is, in their native habitat...."





Monday, April 8, 2019

Give "personal" peace a chance


You can find my latest at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly here.

No, most of us won’t broker a fair and lasting truce between two countries, but each of us can do something about the inner turmoil that bubbles up within ourselves throughout our lives.
We can give “personal peace” a chance.
Peace!


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Why God Wants You to Be a Little Impractical



My latest at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly.

Take comfort in the fact God is a big-picture guy. A creative, big-picture guy. It’s not that he’s playing chess while we’re playing checkers. Closer to he’s playing chess, and we’re gnawing on a checker piece. And drooling.
God understands that we don’t get it. If he had wanted us to completely get it, he would have created us to completely get it while on earth. (Later in heaven, yes!) But he didn’t. So we don’t.


Friday, February 22, 2019

The Spirituality of Creativity





The Spirituality of Creativity

My latest at Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly. Featuring "20 Ways You're More Creative Than You Realize." (Including "your happy dance.")

Just keep writing.