Fashion, Choices

In the sixties, I dressed up. I sewed loose dresses. One that I felt particularly good in sported an inverted pleat from a yoke, in yellow, with a red paisley design. Cool, huh? In the seventies, I dressed down. I wore cut-off army pants and men’s plaid shirts as I attended college classes. In the …

In the Midst of Ordinary Life

A week ago, the Japanese were working, playing, and studying, when the ground began to shake. The shaking continues–after tsunami, on to radiation releases with long-term consequences. Economic shaking will ripple through their bank accounts. In the midst of their ordinary lives, they have awakened to the extraordinary. Though we may be thousands of miles removed …

Listen

1 Listen to this, all you people! Pay attention, everyone in the world! 2 High and low, rich and poor—listen! Psalm 49:1-2 What does it take to listen? To concentrate our attention towards hearing? The psalmist goes on to speak of wisdom. He talks specifically of rich people going to the grave like everyone else, …