Poem on the Transient Nature of Life, “The Silence of a Tomb”

I recently lost a cousin who was my age.  We both married fairly young, pursued middle class careers, raised children in suburban homes, and later lovingly invited grandchildren into our lives.  Her death has caused me to reflect on what I have accomplished thus far in my life and what my future goals are.  The … Continue reading Poem on the Transient Nature of Life, “The Silence of a Tomb”

Where Are You?

In times of turmoil around us--hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, mass flooding, unparalleled fires--and within us--sickness, disease, death, accidents, addiction, poverty, crime--many individuals cry out, "Where is God?"  Particularly anguished are families who lose innocent children. This is not a new question.  And I'm sure I don't have new answers.  I certainly will not have answers … Continue reading Where Are You?