“Beauty will save the world.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

I’m of an age (65) where looking back over my life can take a while. So many years. So many different residences (8 states) and family configurations. And so many vocations: secretary, editor, college professor, experimental psychologist, writer, pastor, spiritual director, church bureaucrat…. Did I really do all those different things? And WHY? Was I just … More “Beauty will save the world.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky

Safe Person Pins — emblems of compassion and courage

In the first ten days following the 2016 Presidential election, the rights group Southern Poverty Law Center recorded 867 hate incidents. A vicious and bigoted Presidential campaign had unleashed an epidemic of hate crimes and hate speech. Several incidents have occurred in my own community in suburban Pittsburgh, including a young man of Indian descent who was subjected … More Safe Person Pins — emblems of compassion and courage