Tag Archives: Annie Dillard

Lessons Learned at Camp Courageous

    “The world is wide and beautiful. But almost everywhere, everywhere, the children are dying.” (Edward Abbey)     In the summer of 1991, my oldest son and I began attending a place called Camp Courageous. It is a … Continue reading

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The Joys of Doubting

When I was growing up Catholic, questioning aspects of my faith was frowned on, even at times suggested to be sinful. And yet at an early age I questioned, perhaps because of trying to make sense of early tragedies in … Continue reading

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On Nature as My Church

I’ve been in a lot of churches and synagogues in my day. Some of them have indeed been very beautiful, adorned with impressive artwork. But none have ever struck me with awe. I recently spent some time on the coast … Continue reading

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On Quotes

This morning I came across a quote I like while reading a recovery meditation book:”Forgiveness, gratitude, intimacy, gentleness, honesty: these are the gifts we give to ourselves and others when we live in the present.” This got me thinking about … Continue reading

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