Sep 25, 2010

Church, mission, and truth.

"The Church is her true self only when she exists for humanity. As a fresh start, she should give away all her endowments to the poor and needy. The clergy should live solely on the free-will offerings of their congregations, or possibly engage in some secular calling."

“The knowledge of good and evil appears to be the goal of all ethical reflection. The first task of Christian ethics is to supercede [aufzuheben – cancel, dissolve] that knowledge”

-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)

Sep 18, 2010

Lost and found.

Old habits die hard. Once you learn how to ride a bicycle, you never forget. The more things change, the more they remain the same. Deja vu. Ask me about the darkness that pervades Marfa, Texas.

Sep 7, 2010


I feel like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. To the man who asked how he liked it he said: 'If it wasn't for the honour of the thing, I'd rather walk.'

-- Abraham Lincoln

Be always sure you are right - then go ahead.

--Davy Crockett


Sep 3, 2010

"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."

-- Frank Leahy