Spare Change

So this morning I’m sitting in Central Park reading a book about Saint Francis of Assisi, and this little dude comes up to me. He’s wearing battered saffron robes and a hat. (Like this.) I’ve seen his type before and figure he may be about to ask me for a handout. Instead he bows and … Continue reading Spare Change

Fortunatus

I'm at my new church pretty much all week this Holy Week, except, for work reasons, the Maundy Thursday service. When I first realized this was going to be the case, I felt briefly crushed. I've been attached to Maundy Thursday even during my time in the relative wilderness - since 1995, in fact, when … Continue reading Fortunatus

No Spoilers

David Bowie wrote and recorded this song while he was busy dying of cancer. When I first heard it, I couldn’t figure it out. You’re dying, man. You’re giving everything away whether you want to or not. Even you, with your Grammys and your personal museum and your own ISP, cannot take it with you. … Continue reading No Spoilers