Relief from the Legalist’s Logic Loop

One of the most difficult things for a parent is recognizing that their child is growing up and then allowing them to do something new.  There’s a time when responsibility can, and should, be handed over to the child in order to keep them growing.  But it can be hard to know enough to be comfortable.  As a parent you might begin asking…

A Lethal Omnipresence

My coworkers sat beside me as the contractor’s representatives sat across the table explaining (I should probably say, “explaining away”) the nuances of their work:  why their progress was slow, why their invoicing lagged, why they needed more time to fix the problems which they themselves had created. You know … the usual stuff.  And…

The End of the Nightmare

We have all read in scientific books, and, indeed, in all romances, the story of the man who has forgotten his name. This man walks about the streets and can see and appreciate everything; only he cannot remember who he is. Well, every man is that man in the story. Every man has forgotten who…

Overcome

Overcome The sun beat down on the Gaugamela plain, glinting off of helmets, spear tips and shields as dust and sand rose in great gusts, intermittently blocking the view of the enemy. The call from the officers rang out and the sandaled feet of the Macedonian phalanx advanced, not in a straight line, but at…

How Do You Know Me?

Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote – Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip. When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him,…