Beyond The Limits of Knowing

Another glorious jolt in my inbox this morning from Richard Rohr’s new series on The Wisdom Tradition. This passage in particular spoke to me. “Alongside all our knowing, accompanying every bit of our knowing, must be the humble “knowing that we do not know.” That’s why the great tradition of prayer is balanced by bothContinue reading “Beyond The Limits of Knowing”


I have so many friends raising girls right now that I thought I would share with them this small, perfect poem—a guidepost if ever there was one—by the gifted poet, Mark Jarman. A Prayer for our Daughters May they never be lonely at parties Or wait for mail from people they haven’t written Or stillContinue reading “Daughters”

Picture Yourself on a Grid

A google maps view of your life in relation to neighbors, if you will. Some you know. Most you don’t. Most you wouldn’t even recognize if they came to your door and said “I live a block a way and I need help.” But they’ll never say that. We never do. Unless a child isContinue reading “Picture Yourself on a Grid”