I began this site in early February 2014, just after my public announcement that I have Multiple Myeloma, a form of cancer which regular readers of my musings here know that I eventually nicknamed "Frank." I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, encouragement, and support from so many people. I have also been surprised and gladdened to learn that others who struggle with illness have found help from the reflections I have offered.
During Holy Week, I heard a clear invitation to move "Frank" out of the center to the edges of my attention and to refocus on the gift of remaining life. I won't, can't, and don't want to forget that I have cancer. There are ongoing diminishments and difficulties which remind me. I will continue to mine my experience for the insights it can offer, and I will, as it seems that they might be helpful to others, write and speak about those insights.
For the foreseeable future, though, I won't be posting here. I am continuing chemotherapy and I will be managing its side-effects; but there's nothing "newsworthy" in a periodic recital of ongoing fatigue, persistent bone and muscle pain, and occasional bouts with nausea.
I've launched a new website, From the Intersection
) where I will be reflecting on the places and experiences in which I find convergence and conflict between faith and culture. There you will find my blog, as well as a regularly updated Resources
page where you can find brief notes about books I am reading, video and audio recordings of talks I've given, and links to other sties and materials. There's also a Schedule page where I will list upcoming speaking engagements.
Please know how much it means to me that so many of you have kept up with, and prayed for, my journey with cancer. I am very grateful. Dag Hammarkjold said: "Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road that makes death a fulfillment." I am heading down that road, trusting that it ends in a Reality in whom "all shall be well."