Cultural Awareness

“I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.” ― George R.R. Martin Art by Edvard Munch, History (This is a replica of a post by author Susan Cain over on LinkedIn. Unfortunately I can’t link to it […]

Fathering Moments

Johan Bävman’s pictures of Swedish fathers are currently on exhibit at the National Nordic museum in Seattle. Today, I participated in an annotated virtual exhibition, as it were, though the museum is open, with timed, pre-scheduled visits for pandemic prevention purposes, and I may go in person as well. I found the pictures very moving, […]

Hanlon’s Razor

As fear rises at developments in our world, this seems like a good time to remind ourselves of Hanlon’s razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by ignorance. Love is the only power that can transform this world into what we long for it to be.

State Accountable to Church?

A few years ago I was back in Norway at a national conference on separating state and church – Norway’s constitution declares the Lutheran faith to be the state’s religion. I entered the conference hall very clear in my own Quaker mind that the ties between state and church had to be severed. The conference hall was filled with representatives of […]