Rock & a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Today is the third day of Passover. “Like America itself, Passover is about freedom. It celebrates the eternal quest for human dignity and the freedom which is perhaps the greatest expression of that dignity. Nowhere, and at no time, in 3,000 years of Jewish history have Jews known the kind of centuries-long freedom and security…

Seamus Heaney

The God in Poetry

My friend Betsy explained to me “I don’t believe in God, I’m a poet. I believe in poetry.” And I thought, yes indeed! A poet focuses like a laser on language as a conduit for emotion and history. My ample idea of faith encompasses the poet whose religion is poetry. In the beginning was the…