Posted on May 29th, 2011 by marg  |  1 Comment »

The Infinite Moment of Now

I recently finished work on the soundtrack for Stephanie Lewis Robertson’s fabric art installation, The Infinite Moment of Now, that will be on display at the Indianapolis Art Center from Friday, June 10 until Sunday, July 31, 2011.  Click here to watch an introductory video about the installation. Fabric panel by Stephanie Lewis Robertson   […]

Posted on August 21st, 2010 by marg  |  Comments Off on rolling your own

rolling your own

The other day I had lunch with a woman whose mom is a resident of the nursing home where I work.  Laura is a kind and gentle gal.  Her mom has experienced a big decline recently and Laura’s taken FMLA from work to spend more time with her.  She’s been busy for a couple weeks […]

Posted on November 15th, 2009 by marg  |  No Comments »

about heaven

As a rule, the people I’ve known who spend all their time talking about heaven, thinking about heaven, straining toward heaven, are people who are sure I’m not going there. Apparently, heaven is someplace only people who believe exactly as they do end up. I bet their heaven sounds really nice to them. Once they […]

Posted on June 13th, 2009 by marg  |  No Comments »

love is a miracle

I want to tell you something, in case you’ve forgotten.  Love is a miracle. I flew down to Texas to see a dear friend’s son get married.  My friend, Tom, and I go way back. He is one of those rock steady quiet guys.  You probably know one.  Doesn’t make a big fuss about being […]

Posted on April 26th, 2009 by marg  |  No Comments »

how sure are you?

Okay, let me put in in your terminology. Let’s just suppose for a minute that God doesn’t hate gay and lesbian people.  Just for a minute.  Let’s just suppose that God made gay and lesbian people on purpose.  Let’s just suppose that God is pleased with this aspect of creation.  Let’s just suppose that God […]

Posted on March 26th, 2009 by marg  |  No Comments »


On the morning of Wednesday, March 25, 2009, NPR aired a story about a Christian group, referred to as the Quiverfull Movement.  Here’s the link to the story: NPR summarizes, “The movement, called Quiverfull, is based on Psalm 127, which says, ‘Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one’s […]

Posted on March 11th, 2009 by marg  |  No Comments »

this is not a game

President Obama selected Tom Daschle to head his health care reform effort. By almost all accounts Mr. Daschle was the perfect person for this job. But it turned out that he had messed up his taxes, to the tune of a hundred grand or so. So Mr. Daschle withdrew his name. President Obama apologized all […]

Posted on January 31st, 2009 by marg  |  No Comments »

backpacking, cowboys, big cats and foots

Last summer during one of my backpacking excursions to Deam Wilderness I had hiked out to my car to bring back water. I can’t carry all my gear and 15 pounds of water when I hike in, so I usually walk out at some point to bring more back to camp. When I got to […]

Posted on January 25th, 2009 by marg  |  No Comments »

we are not like you

I keep hearing gay people, in the midst of the struggle for acceptance saying, “We are just like you!” That’s a nice thought. And maybe in fifty years all the gay people will be just like all the straight people. But for now, we are not. Sure, we’ve got crazy gay people, we’ve got smart […]

Posted on January 24th, 2009 by marg  |  No Comments »


Last summer, Lisa and I invited her family over to our house.  It was our turn to host one of the quarterly birthday celebrations.  Lisa’s family is large, and they work really hard to get together a few times a year to spend time as a family. We have a wooded back yard, with a […]