Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Just longing for peace does not necessarily bring it about”

Today, Secretary Kerry offered another thoughtful reflection at the State Department about Syria (his second this week).  Last year, as many know, the President warned that if the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people, this would cross a … Continue reading

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Morning Meditation

The chickens this morning reminded me of you: Muttering to themselves, stomping about in the early hours Searching for grub between their toes, beaks prodding cracks in the stone. They awake hungry and go searching. I watched them through the … Continue reading

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Georgetown PhD Application Personal Statement

In 2013 I decided to succumb to the inevitable and apply to a PhD program in theology.  I chose the program at Georgetown because it would allow me to focus on two traditions (Christianity and Buddhism in my case), and … Continue reading

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