Category: Shift in Perspective

What the Jedi Get Wrong

Master Yoda says, “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” I say, How you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. As much as I adore Star Wars, the one thing about the Jedi…

Patience, Young Padawan

“Patience you must have, my young Padawan,” says Yoda to Luke Skywalker. When I say this to Cole he doesn’t understand the Star Wars reference. Or patience for that matter. I’m not convinced I understand patience either. Patience is “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay,…

The Mountain is Detail: The Tension of Faith and Vision

A friend who spent most of his life in the mountains and now lives in the Piedmont recently said to me, “My only beef with North Carolina is the tree canopy. You can’t look out over things.” He has a point. In New Mexico,…

Pilgrimage of Heart and Bone

“One and one-half wandering Jews, free to wander wherever they choose. Are traveling together in the Sangre de Christo, The Blood of Christ Mountains, of New Mexico. On the last leg of a journey they started a long time ago. The arc of a love affair. Rainbows in…

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