Monthly Archives: November 2016

On the Long Thanksgiving Dinner

Originally posted on Psyche and Spirit/Richard B. Patterson PhD:
Some years ago, my wife directed a wonderful production of “The Long Christmas Dinner” by Thornton Wilder. In this play, the story of several generations of a family is told…

Posted in spirituality | Leave a comment

I Was a Soldier Once

As I have written before, I wasn’t a very good soldier. I had an attitude, expressed by not polishing my shoes, leaving my shirttail hanging out, wearing bright green socks on St. Paddy’s Day and  a myriad of other  protests. … Continue reading

Posted in spirituality | 3 Comments

On Jacob and Esau

As I have written elsewhere, scriptures of any sort often can become more meaningful when we view them as an invitation rather than as simple story or lesson. Thus, I have found it helpful, for example, to find myself in … Continue reading

Posted in spirituality | 7 Comments