Month: November 2019

Friday

BYCU Pain x Resistance = Suffering. That’s a mindfulness axiom. Pain is unavoidable, but our resistance to it is. If you practice yourself into complete acceptance, the result is …

Happy Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving Day originated in New England when the Puritans realized they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians.” Mark …

Wednesday

Black Wednesday Ah, Black Wednesday. I’ve been black on this Wednesday before there was Black Wednesday. I remember speculating with friends back in the 1980s that it might be …

Tuesday

In 1927, G.K. Chesterton spoke in the Great Hall of University College, London. The topic: “Culture and the Coming Peril.” People probably thought he was going to talk about …

Monday

Many writers talk about religious “currents,” but I think that term is too generous. The term “current” implies something sustaining and capable of moving things forward in a meaningful …

Friday

BYCU Blogging has been light. Okay, non-existent. Lots of life changes, shifting priorities, moving parts . . . whatever. I’m in a transition area, with a pretty firm idea …

Monday

The Border Let’s hope the war not spilleth over. While American media outlets have been trashing the Trump administration over its abandonment of America’s “noble Kurdish allies” in Syria, …