Monday, June 13, 2011

Yeats Springs Eternal: Happy Birthday WBY!

Happy Birthday to you, William Butler Yeats!   I am inspired by a myriad of poets, but perhaps you inspire me most of all;

Monday, June 6, 2011

Five Commandments

Do you notice something odd about this Biblical quote?

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. — Romans 13:9-11 (AV)

I just came across it on John Edminster's website. It's from St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans—the most important theological statement by the person who defined Christian theology.

I see only five commandments here!  And they're the good ones. . .

So why aren't the "christians" who want commandments posted in public buildings pushing for 5 instead of 10?!  It would certainly be more theologically accurate!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wolf Song: In Drama Begins Responsibility

I write this from the sidelines of one of the final rehearsals of my play Wolf Song.   Its very first performances  are next week.  The deer chorus is singing, "deep inside the belly of the wolf/where the dark growls begin. . ."   I'm