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Archive for April, 2008

Orphan Wisdom

Where did I get this understanding? I don’t remember. No teacher taught me it, or many did.

Complications

Life is complicated and we want a credential, some specialized knowledge that we can hang onto with certainty in all this chatter.

Chaotic Impulse

Feminine nature is seen as chaotic, malleable, surprising, the very opposite of order; and yet such fluidity, adaptability, and imagination are desperately needed for renewal.

The Latest Controversy

I’m beginning to recognize a pattern. When Obama is attacked by taking a few words out of context, he doesn’t back down from what he originally said. Instead he seizes the opportunity to explain himself better, underlining, reframing, and turning the controversy to his advantage.