Take Off Your Mask

There are festivals of masks and the hidden in many cultures. In American culture, Halloween is one of the most dominant festivals of the mask. Children particularly love dressing up and pretending to be someone else.

For many adults, the images of the hidden that dominate Halloween are the uncertain, frightening, and dark side of […]

Too Busy to Live

When I was in 8th grade, my Spanish teacher had the class describe (in Spanish) the personalities of each member of the class. When it was my turn to be “identified”, the class put it together in a second: occupado (busy).

What was I so busy with in 8th grade? I haven’t a clue.

Someone […]

Counterfeit Dreams

I have a long commute to work. Much of the time is filled with prayer, reading, and writing. I’m strongly inner-focused as I travel; yet I often travel with a smile. The time will pass anyway. Why not enjoy it?

I can’t help noticing, though, as I ride the subway part of my journey, how […]