Month: September 2018

  • Nats

    Nats

    I spent this afternoon at the Museum of the Bible for a conference, and afterwords headed a short distance south to Nationals Park for the Nats v. Mets. First time at Nationals Park, and I think first time seeing the Nationals. Nationals Park is great. As the season enters its final week, the crowds were […]

  • Golden hour in late summer

    Golden hour in late summer

    I’ve moved to Washington. First major move in a few years, and excited to be here. As the sun was setting, just as I was walking back to my apartment after dropping off my rental car, I looked up and saw that late summer “golden hour” light. Hearing the twang among the porticoes Where one…

  • Rilke on love and relationships

    Maria Popova writes on Rainer Maria Rilke and the contrasting pulls “of autonomy and togetherness” that characterize so many healthy relationships. Rilke writes to a young correspondent: I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other. For, if it…

  • 30th Street at night

    Here’s 30th Street Station in Philadelphia late on September 11th. I had just arrived back in town from Washington, and it was a warm and fittingly summerlike night. Drexel Square is in progress just to the left of this view if you were to stand where I was standing. That’ll be a public park soon,…

  • Mission territory is all around us

    In light of the scandal of Theodore McCarrick and the apparent pastoral failures of Pope Francis and others of this particular moment, George Weigel’s recent reflection (before the McCarrick revelations) on the Acts of the Apostles is something I turned to for perspective: We live at a time when the surrounding culture no longer supports…