Month: November 2008

  • Two Hours to Count 38 People

    I’m going to continue my non-library trend of late and talk about the Stick Ceremony. This past weekend I had the opportunity to return to Deer Park Monastery, one of my favorite places on earth, to celebrate the start of the Rains Retreat. This 90-day retreat occurs annually and is a time for us to…

  • Love, Equal Rights, and Gay Marriage

    Today I am struggling. In fact, I have been struggling since before the national election. I don’t understand the opposition to gay marriage and how Proposition 8 passed in California. Growing up, as a Mennonite, I was taught that love was of the highest nature. I see Christ as a true revolutionary who reached out…