Advent Reflection: How to Live From the Heart

Advent Reflection: How to Live From the Heart

Earlier this year I posted the story of a dream and revelation I had in Russia, which shook me out of my distracted, superficial way of living and reminded me why I was really there. It called me down from the noisy shallows into a mysterious "deep life," something I could…read more →
Translated Poem: Afanasy Fet’s “I’ll say nothing…”

Translated Poem: Afanasy Fet’s “I’ll say nothing…”

Ever had feelings for someone, and you just couldn't work up the nerve to tell them? Or worse, you tried to hide that you liked them at all? Today's poem, written by the 19th-century Russian poet Afanasy Fet, expresses that feeling with poignant simplicity and elegance. I tried to preserve as…read more →
Poem Inspired by a Song: “One Last Thing”

Poem Inspired by a Song: “One Last Thing”

It's November, and I'm in the mood for something depressing! Today's poem comes to you from 2016, by way of the 100 Themes Challenge I have yet to finish. The prompt for this one was -- BREATHE -- which, as it turns out, has little to do with the final…read more →