Religion and Politics

Terrorism and Tea

A cup of London Fog and a coffee cake muffin. The morning is quiet, in contrast to the increasing chaos of my country.A cup of London Fog and a coffee cake muffin. The morning is quiet, in contrast to the increasing chaos of my country.

I never thought, as a child That I’d spend my 40s Responding to mass shootings With making tea and coffee cake Staring out the window at the mountains But here we are Our nation has thoroughly descended into stochastic terrorism […]

There Is Only Service

heart shape made of small rocksHeart made of small rocks, found in the desert at Ghost Ranch, Santa Fe, NM (Kimberly Kirner, 2017)

I find I’m frequently watching a debate from the sidelines in the last couple of years – a debate that keeps being repackaged in different ways, but carries a familiar discomfort for me as it is hauled out into the […]

Pagan Identity and the Plague of White Supremacy

Black Lives Matter banner in oak treeBlack Lives Matter banner in historic oak tree at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, CA

I began this post in June of this year, right before spending a summer completely inundated with rather stressful events in my life and in the nation.  As much as I greatly desired to blog, I’ve been battling the kind […]