For the Time Being

Beacon: a light or other visible object serving as a signal, warning, or guide at sea. The bowl sits in the middle of the room like a beacon. But it has no light. Not yet. Ringed around it, the members of my church seem small. I seem small, though the candle I hold is smaller … Continue reading For the Time Being

This Is *Not* The Moment

Sometimes, being an Opinions Editor sucks. My newspaper isn't famous; on a good week it's read by two hundred people. Still, the position has been a challenge because it's based around people's deepest commitments, and very few of us respond well when someone criticizes those. Wanting to wring a few necks is an unspoken part … Continue reading This Is *Not* The Moment