Pandemic Pondering

There’s a diner near us that we go to every now and then.  At least, we used to before the pandemic. Dave, the waiter, would always greet us.  He would would joke with us.  Tease us.  And chat with us. Occasionally, we’d bump into him outside of the restaurant, too. We liked Dave. Today, we…

Circle of Life

One of the problems with the secularization of society is that it tends to shrink our communities. We focus on ourselves and our immediate family and friends.  But we don’t often look beyond the people close to us. There are a lot of problems with organized religion, but one of the things I like about…