Book Review: “The Ghosts of Belfast” / “Collusion” by Stuart Neville.

Summer has returned to the North Country with days of green and growing trees and grass. Mornings are filled with the songs of birds. At night, we go to sleep to a chorus of frogs. Our feeders are busy with … Continue reading

The “Occasional Theologian” and the Poet

I am not a systematic theologian. And yet… though I have tried mightily over the years, a lifetime of reading, writing, studying, and thinking about God, art, and the world have, alas, taken their inevitable toll. I have to confess that I  have become … Continue reading

“Humming” Yeats and Kavanaugh and Heaney in My Head

ClimbingSky has been quiet for a long time. Other projects and diversions have preoccupied my time and attention. More diversions than projects, if truth be told. Sitting a week ago in a little house, halfway between Yeats’ grave in Drumcliff churchyard and … Continue reading