Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sacred intersections

I am moved by those times when the sacred and secular intersect.  I have found those moments of intersection often in the piano music of Franz Liszt, and in almost everything Beethoven ever wrote –though he seems to be in … Continue reading

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Simple Life

During my vacation this summer, I spent some time reading One Man’s Meat, a collection of essays by E.B. White. Around the time of  the Second World War, White suddenly surrendered his coveted post as an editor at The New Yorker, … Continue reading

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Evensong

I’m still coming down from the high of the trip to England with the St. Alban’s Choir last month and steeping for a week in the finest examples of the stately beauty of Anglican liturgy which so inspired the young … Continue reading

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State O’Flux

“Of course, there will be an adjustment period…” As I heard these words this weekend, I stopped and truly thought about them.  I cannot remember not being in an adjustment period.  The whole of my life has been a journey … Continue reading

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St. Bartholomew

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Bartholomew.  St. Bartholomew is mentioned in all three of the synoptic gospels as a friend of St. Philip…in fact he is never mentioned WITHOUT Philip being mentioned in the same breath.   Tradition … Continue reading

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Washington National Cathedral – An Appreciation

I do not take for granted the view from my office window of Washington National Cathedral.  It is a place that has held a central position in my adult life – my young children played in the Bishop’s Garden even … Continue reading

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Feeling Judged

This week and last, the readings for Morning and Evening prayer have been wending their way through the book of Judges. I have to admit, I have been less than enthusiastic. Usually, I love these stories, which tell of the … Continue reading

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