As one who no longer embraces Christianity, the Christmas holiday presents an interesting moment of reflection. It’s one of those moments where it seems like there would be a vacuum where there used to be religious devotion. Instead of a spiritual vacuum, I’ve discovered that my enjoyment of this holiday has simplified and grown more personally profound.
Half a century, and finally,What I feel is what I say andWhat I say is what I mean. What I mean is that others, so usedto my gargantuan efforts to be good,Don’t understand my efforts to be real.They find me coming up short. From the poem, “Crossing Some Ocean in Myself”, by Mark Nepo Click... Continue Reading →
I have been maintaining a blog since 2001, when a friend purchased jasonbarmer.com for me. Since that time, I've posted with a wide variety of frequency, whether once a week, or once a quarter. Lately, I've been on a once a month rotation and have wondered why my posts have been so sparse. It didn't... Continue Reading →
"It's not you. It's me." Over the past few weeks I've come close to impulsively deactivating my Facebook account. Part of it is all the uproar over their elusive privacy policies. As a self-proclaimed geek, I don't have any trouble tweaking my settings, but people like my parents will never be able to keep up... Continue Reading →