Other Essays

Reconnecting

Having friends in Australia has become a metaphor for all my friendships. Whenever we call our antipodal mates we have Continue Reading →

For A Daughter

(Listen below) Beloved, do you remember the green light at the end of the Block Island jetty? I was there today and Continue Reading →

Christmas at Sea

It was over three years ago that I hosted a lunch to welcome home a friend, a fellow clergyman, who Continue Reading →

Causality

I’m told that my mother got her first full-time job in 1937 only because one “Dotty Smith” had appendicitis and Continue Reading →

Retirement, Day One

When I told him it was the first day of my retirement, he asked, “Are you frightened?”  His guileless question Continue Reading →