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

We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and God is shining through it all the time. — Thomas Merton

In a south-facing window in my studio I have hung a variety of glass beads, including a prism. On sunny days (like today) it throws rainbows around like some ecstatic painter. They stream across the ceiling like brightly colored comets. They bounce off the walls, and even sneak out the door to plant their clever … More We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and God is shining through it all the time. — Thomas Merton