Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mountaintops

Mountaintops Deborah Beach Giordano © January 23, 2011 What is it about mountaintops? Somebody is always going up them; Abraham and Moses, David, Elijah, Ezekiel, and Job, Jesus and his disciples, and lamas without number; As enticing as cheese to … Continue reading

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The Flickering Image

The Flickering Image Deborah Beach Giordano © January 20, 2011 This was inspired by several recent conversations about the general tone of what we consider entertainment – and the ways in which that attitude is emulated throughout our culture. Radiant … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Door

Heaven’s Door Deborah Beach Giordano © January 18, 2011 Does anyone deserve to enter the Pearly Gates, or and have the right to pass through Heaven’s door?  Can even the greatest of those who trod upon earth have been truly … Continue reading

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Against “Scientism”

Against Scientism n.b., not “Against Science” Deborah Beach Giordano © January 6, 2011 Scientism is a word I believe was coined by Huston Smith. It means the unquestioning, unconditional worship of science, without meaningful, necessary consideration being given to the … Continue reading

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The Vampire

A short meditation on real life vampires, who do exist and who do great harm to good people (and to themselves), and who are neither sexy nor admirable, unlike the current “vampires” depicted in film and television. The Vampire Deborah … Continue reading

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The Landing

The Landing Deborah Beach Giordano © January 5, 2011 Descending through the clouds bouncing across the currents flashes of sunlight waves of stormy gray stony silence two hundred souls listening praying cringing at each rattling shake a sudden drop a … Continue reading

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John the Baptist

John the Baptist Deborah Beach Giordano © January 4, 2011 Wading into the water ceaselessly hunched over under the weight of a thousand thousand sins fingers wrinkled like a washerwoman toes stained by riverbank mud;  a bird foreign unexpected a … Continue reading

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