I remember Ash Wednesdays at my old parochial school, Holy Family. In the smoky incense-soaked church, Father So-and-So would smear … More
Preaching — a Heartbeat away from Washington, D.C.
I am proud of my heritage and fond of telling visitors on my tours at the Library of Congress, that … More
Pentecost & Pride: June 9th @Emmanuel!
This year the Feast of Pentecost and Pride month overlap. Pentecost celebrates the gift of understanding. Disciples from all over … More
DIY: A to-do list for what-to-do when the world falls apart (sort of.)
Recently I got hit by a tsunami. I thought I might drown. Good news! I did not. Though I am … More
Sur/real: NPR Invisibilia w/Story District!
Woo hoo! This past spring I was honored and overjoyed to be part of NPR Invisibilia’s first live event with … More
Joani’s Big Adventure or The Blessing of the Bikes
Six years old, I learned to ride a bike on a little red Schwinn. No training wheels. My dad said … More
Creator of the Stars of Night
Once upon a time, a generation or two ago, before we landed on the moon, Cape Kennedy was Cape Canaveral … More
Show Up. It’s the Least You Can Do.
Show yourself, Jesus. In the middle of drought and famine and disease, for God’s sake, why can’t you just show … More
“My name is Legion”, The Bipolar Dictionary Redux
The fifth chapter of the Gospeller, St. Mark tells the story of a haunted soul. And a haunting story it … More
Some Christmas pageants have plastic baby dolls stand in for Jesus. But the liveliest of Christmas pageants have a real … More
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