How are we to think about what took place on Wednesday? One word comes to mind: inevitable. A mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on the very day Congress was to officially record vote totals from the November election, the final formal step in the transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden. Since November, … Continue reading Inevitable
This week in the Northern Hemisphere, we marked the winter solstice. It is that moment in the astronomical calendar when the north pole has its maximum tilt away from the sun, and when the sun is at its lowest daily maximum elevation. It is the longest night of the year. Beginning on the day after … Continue reading Listen to the Light
In perhaps the most remarkable feat ever accomplished in medicine, a public/private partnership built on the world’s most sophisticated research protocols, medical science and laboratory technology, has developed--in just eleven months--two vaccines with more than 90% efficacy that have begun to reach a global population decimated by the current coronavirus pandemic. It is just about … Continue reading Numbing Numbers
Last weekend, a tragic fire ravaged Middle Collegiate Church in New York City’s East Village. The fire began in a neighboring building, spread to Middle and raged through the sanctuary, decimating the magnificently crafted colonial interior as priceless Tiffany windows blew out from the pressure of the blaze. The Middle Church sanctuary was a unique … Continue reading Linking Justice with Joy
What else will he try? Donald Trump’s never-ending campaign to keep his name in the news is working. Despite momentous coronavirus headlines (record-highs in case loads juxtaposed to positive results from vaccine trials), an assassination in Iran and President-elect Joe Biden’s naming individuals to fill key leadership posts in his upcoming administration, the President continues … Continue reading Whose Inauguration?