a cup of cold water

Many people believe that to live according to the faith and to fulfill the will of God is very difficult. Actually —…

His Majesty the Baby

Certain aspects of the infant's psyche may be usefully examined. There are three factors which should receive mention.…

This is Water

There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods…

Skin in the Game

I have been thinking about getting older recently, how I am ultimately more out of touch with the times. I am having a…

MEMENTO MORI

I am disillusioned with the fleeting comfort nostalgia endlessly promises yet is unable to deliver. In the hope to, yet…

I am in Exile, a Sojourner

I am in exile, a sojourner A citizen of some other place All I've seen is just a glimmer in a shadowy mirror But I know…

Sacred Ugly Power Lines

Father, It seems to me that it would be easier to perceive that “the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” if I…

Heaven bound but no Earthly good

“Do you thirst for a heavenly realm, a place beyond the hard, brutal existence of life on earth? Have you encountered…

The Kingdom of Mint Juleps and Sugary Beignets

A few days ago we attended Disneyland for the fourteenth time this year with my 2 kids and my wives parents. Earlier in…

Intellectualization, my defense mechanism

You should see the pile of books in my garage, many only half-read. Some highlighted with pens and sharpies, mostly…

Suicide and Breakfast

Famous psychologist Jordan B Peterson opens up about his friend's suicide and the danger of intellectual arrogance.…

Marriage as Martyrdom

Someone recently said of marriage that it is the only martyrdom in which you get to pick the instrument of your death.…

In the room but not really in the room

My mother always said it was the curse of the Cephalonian people, my Greek ancestors, known for their existential…

How I’ll leave my mark on the world

I was polishing wine glasses behind the bar when the restaurant manager sat down across from me.“Pour two shots of…

By Proxy

I gave some more time to the conversation we had earlier today. My personal reflection unveiled some insight I hadn't…