Mary and Old Joe

March 3, 2020 We left our last article with a surprise, Jesus being the answer, but what exactly does he answer? To many folks, like over 1 billion Catholics and tens of millions more protestant Christians, JC is the bees knees of their spiritual lives. In some ways that makes a kind of sense, I […]

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Finding Hope

August 1, 2020 These articles are not usually consecutive, meaning they do not need to be read in any particular order. However, that said, my last article “Ice Water Mansions”, and now, “Finding Hope”, should be read in order. Yes Ice Water Mansion is a true story; yes, it really did happen to me, yes, […]

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The Ice Water Mansion of her Soul

July 25, 2020 I was seven years old; the family was at a cottage in the Muskokas, a favorite vacation area about 2 hours north of Toronto.  The family had vacationed in the area for as long as I could remember, sometimes with my father’s childhood friend and his family, other times with my mother’s […]

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Water Everywhere

May 31, 2020 The biblical book of Genesis calls it Tia, which is short for Tiamat, the word means watery monster. We call it Earde or Earth; it formed 4.8 billion years ago in the space between Mars and Jupiter. At that time, planetary orbits had not settled in to their present configurations, 4 billion […]

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Full of Confusion

January 18, 2020 We left our last article with me finding Alcoholics Anonymous, and beginning the recovery process. I really had no idea of what I was doing; all I knew for sure was that I had spent the previous 27 years being essentially absolutely miserable. I had thought that I had found a way […]

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