O Oriens: Where am I pointed?

Today's 'O Antiphon' addresses Christ as the Morning Star (alternately, the Rising Sun), reminding us that Jesus is the Light of the World, shining into the darkness, and that he is the one for whom we're patiently waiting, just as those in vigil await the sunrise in the East. O Morning Star, splendour of light … Continue reading O Oriens: Where am I pointed?

Here There Be Dragons?

As legend has it, once upon a time, mapmakers would mark the unknown places on their maps "Here there be dragons." The actual history is a little more complicated. Sometimes it was drawings of sea monsters, or warnings of icy wastelands, or fiery deserts inhabited by lions. But this proves the point: There are few … Continue reading Here There Be Dragons?


The celebration of New Year’s this week means that we’ve come to the end of the four-part year-end series designed to set ourselves up well for 2019. The first week explored values (what we care about); the second week discussed the discernment of desires (how we decide what desires we pursue and which we leave … Continue reading Goal-Setting

Inner Wisdom Cicle

One of the things I enjoy most about having moved around a lot and met a lot of people from a wide variety of backgrounds is that it’s given me a great window into both the similarities, but especially the differences, in the ways people think and make decisions. Some of my friends make decisions … Continue reading Inner Wisdom Cicle


I’ve always been a collector. As a child, I collected anything from leaves (that was for a Cubs badge) and sugar packets (to alleviate boredom on long Summer road trips) to baseball cards and pennants. As an adult, this tendency manifests itself less in physical objects (though I do surround myself with my favorite books … Continue reading Florilegium