Invisible Means of Support

Invisible Means of Support

While driving around a frosty New Zealand landscape last year, I listened to a podcast interview with Richard Rohr. He said that he fears we are on the verge of a tsunami of baby boomer men who will contemplate suicide as their performance-driven, individualistic...
Man’s Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend

Indulge me a moment. I work and write in the area of intra and inter-relational pain, especially in the area of men’s mental health, so it’s rare I reflect on something as whimsical as dogs. I’ve had two in my life, and I have come to see the truth...
Apostate

Apostate

Lent is a quaint idea in a world of abundance. Fasting anything seems faintly odd. However, how much more do we need to be without, when we are always with? How can we see what is beyond when our immediate field of vision is so filled with things? I have struggled...

Twilight

A willy wag tails sits before me, swinging his tail, then falling into quiet repose, while the afternoon grows long. Just before, I dropped my eldest at the airport so he can return to the final push of study, and to be reunited with the love of his life. His future...

The Mauling

Our dog Bobby is the object that induces love from everyone in our family. He has made us all better people. He’s not possibly worthy of all this praise, and in another sense, he’s completely worthy of it. We make him worthy, much as God makes us worthy....