Sendai, Japan

Almost exactly two years ago I got to visit a close friend in Sendai, Japan. I was fortunate that the cherry blossoms were in bloom and the weather was turning quickly from rainy to wonderful. It was certainly a new experience to be there speaking absolutely no Japanese, but my friend was patient with me … Continue reading

Holy Water and the Marginalized

This weekend, severe storms crossed Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. It rained like vengeance, then stormed. A tornado passed through Mississippi and killed 10 people. Why? Water gives us life and then kills us. Usually the poorest people – people who don’t have proper shelter from the storm. People living on the literal margins in Indonesia … Continue reading

On the Planet of Water

We live on the planet of water. We watch it at sea and in clouds. We drink it, pure. Or in coffee. Or tea. Or Gatorade. We use it in our paints. We wash in it. We slide down chutes into pools of it. We freeze it for summer and boil it for winter. We … Continue reading

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