On distant shores

It was almost exactly two weeks ago that I stood on the shore of Tayabas Bay at the beach at Laiya, San Juan, Batangas (on the island of Luzon in the Philippines – only about three hours from metro Manila) and watched the sun rise. Afterward, when I had spent possibly too much time taking […]

Shelter in place

The last time I went on retreat at Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, VA, it was the tenth anniversary of 9/11. This time, the day after I returned from my retreat two bombs were detonated at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It’s inauspicious, but in a strange way the retreat prepared me for […]