Song of Exiles: A Reflection on the New York City Draft Riots of 1863

“It will be a song that makes all hearts one, and makes all eyes see kinship in the eyes of others…”

Happiness and Resolution: Lent as a Reset Button

“How can Lent become a spiritual reset button? Well, instead of merely abstaining from chocolate and meat and saying a few extra prayers, I decided to use Lent as a time to reevaluate my spiritual life.”

The Story of Hyacinth

“For as long Rose could remember, her father always had her watering the hyacinths that stood in the kitchen window…”

An Old Man Fishing

“Why do you sit and wait for the fish to be caught?”

Pity for a Creature as Dark as Darkness: An Analysis of Gollum and Bilbo’s Encounter in “The Hobbit”

“He was desperate. He must get away, out of this horrible darkness, while he had any strength left. He must fight. He must stab the foul thing, put its eyes out, kill it…”

Testament: Part 6

“The shock of the meld left Spock lying awake for hours…”

Kingdom Come: Five Spiritual Exercises for Lent

“Reflect upon how you yourself are going to reflect God’s love in your own life, to bring His ‘Kingdom Come’…”

Oak King

“My roots are messengers to earth and water; my branches are messengers to air and fire…”