Sparks (or not)
Emitted from the fire, their tiny illumination endures for the briefest of moments…then, they are gone

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More from Solomon…

August 28, 2010

Sex was God’s idea. Beyond the obvious function of intercourse in the perpetuation of the species, sex was intended by God to be mutually pleasurable, intimate, and the ultimate expression of love. After all, were we not endowed by our creator with the receptors to sense, feel and respond to his creation (and his creatures) […]


July 12, 2010

Deliberately made with a purpose in mind. Even if your parents didn’t exactly plan on you in a careless moment of passion. Even if you came to be  in the squalor of the slum or the plush comfort of the privileged. Even if you believe your existence is merely a random roll of the dice […]

Solomon’s wisdom…and humor

May 1, 2010

Solomon’s proverbs from the Hebrew bible are some of my favorite readings. Not only are they poetic and piercing, they are strikingly efficient – getting their point across using a minimum of verbiage. They follow a pattern of admonition rather than doctrinal teaching. And they provide a foundation for moral living. As king,  Solomon hoped […]

Discerning the Spirits

December 15, 2009

When darkness falls and a chill sweeps in with it’s fear doubt despair… When a presence near of clammy skin slithers close, death fills the air. Surrounding me,  creeping things crouching, wing-ed beasts. Talons, teeth beyond belief. My God! This isn’t fair. My eyes see only doom and gloom. A wretched stench ascends. My last […]

Questions about religion…

October 10, 2009

The God/man relationship we are most accustomed to is typified by the Tower of Babel model: man’s attempt, through much labor and perseverance, to reach God. Is this not the essence of religion? That by doing some penance, obeying some law, performing some ritual or lining up some ducks, we could obtain an audience or […]