Monday, December 23, 2019
We’ll have an economy based on wind.
I never understood wind.
You know, I know windmills very much.
I've studied it better than anybody I know.
It's very expensive.
They're made in China and Germany mostly —
very few made here, almost none.
But they're manufactured tremendous —
if you're into this —
Gases are spewing into the atmosphere.
You know we have a world, right?
So the world is tiny compared to the universe.
So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything.
You talk about the carbon footprint —
fumes are spewing into the air.
Whether it's in China, Germany, it's going into the air.
It's our air, their air, everything —
White House transcript of President Trump's speech to the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, West Palm Beach, Saturday December 21, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019
Tim Anderson | Ivory in the Desert
Tim Anderson | Loneliness Can Be Contagious
Connie Braun | A Christmas Gift from the Sea
Frederick Buechner | The Annunciation
Frederick Buechner | Emmanuel
Frederick Buechner | The Face in the Sky
Frederick Buechner | Gabriel
Robert Farrar Capon | Advent
Robert Farrar Capon | Better Watch Out
Robert Farrar Capon | Naughty or Nice
Truman Capote | A Christmas Memory
Tom Carson | Snow Angel
Nicola Colhoun | Creche
John F. Deane | Driving To Midnight Mass in Dublin on Christmas Eve
Annie Dillard | Feast Days
Annie Dillard | God in the Doorway
Dina Donohue | No Room
Craig Erickson | Christmas Rant
John Henry Faulk | A Child's Christmas in Texas
Paul Flucke | The Secret of the Gifts
Steven Garber | Always Winter, Never Christmas
Rev. J.M. Gates | Death Might Be Your Santa Claus
William Gibson | Butterfingers Angel
Lorenz Graham | Every Man Heart Lay Down
Wayne Harrel | The Camels of Ancient Yore
Rory Holland | Frail Humanity
Rory Holland | Nativity
Garrison Keillor | The Seven Principles of a Successful Christmas
Ron Klug | Joseph's Lullaby
David Kossoff | Seth
David Kossoff | Shem
Rudi Krause | one way
Rudi Krause | unforeseen
Madeleine L'Engle | O Sapientia
Madeleine L'Engle | The Tree
Peter La Grand | Christmas Memory
Mike Mason | Three Fools
William Nicholoson | Christmas Drinks Party
Lance Odegard | Impossible Dream
Richard Osler | Advent Poems 2006
Richard Osler | Afterwards
Karl Petersen | Joseph's Night Watch
Ron Reed | Clay
Ron Reed | It's a Wonderful Life
Sheila Rosen | No Safe Place
Mike Royko | Pretty Well Picked Over
Luci Shaw | Advent III
Luci Shaw | December
Luci Shaw | Madonna and Child, with Saints
Luci Shaw | Mary Considers Her Situation
Luci Shaw | Presents
Sufjan Stevens | Christmas Tube Socks
Diane Tucker | Advent Couplets
Diane Tucker | Christmas Couplets
Various Authors | Joseph & Mary
Friday, December 13, 2019
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Months later, with the seed of God
rounding her belly with promise,
I wonder, was Mary restless at night,
her back aching, and soft stirrings
waking her from slumber?
Elizabeth understood, better than
a man. When they got together,
and the cousins in their wombs leaped
towards each other, quivering
with recognition, what hopes and dreams
did the mothers share? Did they guess
the end of the story for their sons?
And young as mary, old as Elizabeth,
woman or man, don't we each long to
feel the seed of God shifting within us,
a guarantee of now and future glory?