The Reason for Skylarks

Let not the perfect be the enemy of the good! At this moment in my life I have the luxury of time. I spend a good deal of it worrying how I may best overcome the obstacles my nature presents in order that I may put my best self to use. The other day over dinner with a...

Empty witness

I went to see The Bee at the Utah Arts Festival last night. The Bee is a storytelling event. A woman got up and told a story that was wrenching and still so raw in her that things were left out for us to fill in, not details, not the reality we had not witnessed with...

Trump Boondeg

As Drumpf rolls on— as I watch with fascinated disgust— I remember a day in 2009 in Ireland, on a pub-to-pub outing with good friends in County Clare. We ended the day at a mausoleum of a place, an enormous golf resort called… Boondeg. While my friends talked...

Naming madmen

Bombing the second holiest site in Islam during Ramadan is not the act of an Islamic state. If a madman called himself “the president of the United States” would we refer to him that way? No. We would refer to him as a madman. “The Islamic...