Flowers from on High

Last night, I was driving little ole Alpha (Chicago Water Taxi) up and down the Chicago river. Nothing out of the ordinary, nothing particularly special about the day (other than the incredible weather we’ve been having!) There was a gentle breeze coming from the southeast, and our day was almost at an end. As I was…

Revelation

Turpitude: vile, shameful, or base character; depravity.        In the Flannery O’Connor short story Revelation, Mrs. Turpin is the embodiment of the stereotypical southern church lady. Her belief in her own perfect, seemingly innocent impression of herself and lack of knowledge of how the “other half” lives is ultimately what causes her spiritual demise by the…

Credo in Deum Sincere

I believe in timing. I believe things happen in an order, though often unbeknownst to us. I believe in the beautiful symbolism we find through the mundane. I believe in second chances. And third, fourth, fifth chances. I believe in making mistakes- it’s really the only way we learn. I believe that most things in…