words for the new year, 2022.

My favorite day of the year is finally here again--New Year's Eve. An ending, a beginning. It is a quiet place to reflect on the past, and to anticipate the future. In other words, it is a doorway--a sacred one at that. Some of you may know that every year, instead of doing New Year's …

lent, part iii: resurrection.

New buds on cacti bloom slowly. Unfortunately, these new buds aren't the end of our original story. As it turned out, the cactus at the end of our street--the one that the winter storm had damaged, the one that they pruned back to a wooden stump--got ripped out of the ground shortly after. The winter …