I’ve been planning this week to write a year ending post on how we carry pain. It started with sitting in a bookstore coffee shop last weekend, waiting for my wife and daughter to come back from exchanging Christmas gifts. (thankfully I’ve learned not to buy clothes for my all-female family, as they would just… Read More ‘Fences’: What do you do with pain entering 2017?
Where did the three ‘Wise Men’ that presented gifts to baby Jesus come from? And after, to where did they return? We can’t of course be sure of an answer, or even of their definite identities. The Biblical account in Matthew 2:1 says that “when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days… Read More Where did the Wise Men come from? And go back to?
Did people care about their eyes in the 7th century T’ang China empire? A few months ago I was in the NW region of China, and in a fascinating museum (aren’t they all?) saw in one of the display cases the objects in the accompanying photo to this post. A pair of copper eye covers,… Read More 7th Century Eye Covers in T’ang China: What do you see?
Today on the radio I heard a story that touched me deeply. Maybe some of you have heard it. It concerned a Texan man who is a sign-maker. Many times we associate people who hold up signs as those who have a message of hate, of anger. But this was different. This man had a… Read More ‘You Belong. Stay Strong. Be Blessed’: A Message from a Texan to Muslims in the USA