The Matter of Words

Friends: Words matter. They “matter” in that they make a difference. They signify. They have force and energy. They also “matter” in that they are incarnational: They give substance to what was previously insubstantial. They give form to what was previously formless. They usher realities into the world. Including, but not limited to, […]

Making the Unseen Seen, in Hope

A binky balanced on a retaining wall.  A mitten fastened to a fence post.  A hairband hooked on a cedar branch. These are just a few of the many stray objects I’ve spotted over the years on walks or jogs in Austin, Texas — along Shoal Creek Boulevard, around Lady Bird Lake, in the Wild … read more