Happy Birthday to Herr Beethoven – at 250

Happy Birthday to Herr Beethoven – at 250

Were Charlie Brown’s Schroeder still with us, he would probably be bent over his toy piano today singing, “Happy Birthday” to Beethoven – his 250th! We’re not certain that the 16th is his birthday; we know only that he was baptized on the 17th at Bonn’s Church of St....
Is Your Life Composed of Seasons or a Journey?

Is Your Life Composed of Seasons or a Journey?

The shortening days alert us that the winter solstice is not far away. It’s a time of dramatic change. The days reverse their decline and begin again to expand. It will be the beginning of winter, when, even as the days grow longer, they grow colder. People in ancient...
3 Steps: How to Live When No End’s in Sight

3 Steps: How to Live When No End’s in Sight

When will it end? Our planet has been visited with an affliction that affects all of us. We cover our faces with masks, isolate ourselves from those we love, abstain from communal celebrations, walk about protectively, worship electronically, send our children to...