Easter and the Christian Faith

Christianity has been used as a weapon against others, and has been made into a justification for imperialism. The seeds for this are in the Biblical texts themselves. Even in the Gospel of John it is hard not to see a constant us-believers-versus-them (those who reject the believers' assertions). When the conditions were right, the…

A Confession

I have a confession to make. I am an animist. This may surprise or confuse you since ten days ago I said I was a sister in the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans. At that time I spoke about how the deconstructing of binaries characterizes the gift (or charism) of Francis and Clare to the church…

Midterm Elections

Tomorrow Americans are going to their polling places to vote. Mr. Trump has usurped the presidency now for two years and we can see clearly what he and his administration is up to. We have also seen, ever since the Supreme Court decided to allow elections to be bought by large corporations and major capitalists,…

An Afternoon on the Palisades

Yesterday, after a single meal shared between the two of us at Tani's in Englewood, Karen and I went for a late afternoon hike from the Englewood Boat Basin on the Hudson River, up the Dyckman Hill Trail, and then on the Long Path for a short distance (to almost parallel to where Unilever is…

National Coming Out Day

Last night, October 11, 2018, Rabbi Jesse Olitzky hosted an interfaith panel discussion for National Coming Day at Congregation Beth El in South Orange, New Jersey. I was one of three panelists along with Rabbi Abby Stein and Dr. Chris Adamo. It was titled, "Made in the Image and Likeness of God: An Interfaith Discussion…

Mount Tremper

Last night and for the next couple of nights Karen and I are staying up in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, in the town of Mount Tremper. The weather is good and we have plans to go hiking today and tomorrow. Our conversations are still reverberating about Goni and her community in the West…