Candlemas

Today is Candlemas Sunday.  It falls forty days after Christmas, and, in the Christian tradition, it marks the official end of the Christmas season.  Once, today was the date that all Christmas decorations were brought down.  Can you imagine having still had your tree up until now?  Today, candles are brought to church, they are … Continue reading Candlemas

Caterpillar

I’m staying in the Scottish Highlands this week, in the middle of nowhere.  On Monday, I drove four hours north until I had reached absolutely nowhere, threw a left up a hill, further into nowhere, and finally I turned right down a dirt track until I reached the very heart of nowhere.  Trundling the last … Continue reading Caterpillar

Stew

I feel like I’m adjusting from this to that, from something to other, but I have no idea what either is.  I simply have a sense that I am somewhere indeterminate, somewhere between before and after. How’s that for a jumbled description of my current juddering internal compass?  Let me try harder to explain.  It’s as … Continue reading Stew