The Camerado Chronicles are a series of journal entries that started while my wife Aubray and I were living in Ashland, Oregon. In May 2004 I was fired from a job as a package courier. It was a very simple job that involved little more than running three hours to Eugene with a van full … Continue reading
While I was writing The Camerado Chronicles in the summer of 2009, I picked up The Last Temptation of Christ at a used book store, not knowing how deeply it would influence the rest of that project, nor the short story that would emerge directly from it. Here is the scene that inspired the writing … Continue reading
“Just sit there right now. Don’t do a thing. Just rest. For your separation from God is the hardest work in this world. Let me bring you trays of food And something you like to drink. You can use my soft verse As a cushion For your head.” –Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky … Continue reading
“Why doesn’t God just reveal Himself to us already?! I’m so tired of answering to this faceless, invisible being that gives us no clear instructions.” I hear you. Alas, there is no mirror large enough To reflect the entire universe at once. Where would we put it? “Ack! Why must you speak in these … Continue reading
“I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew. The Truth has shared so much of itself with me that I can no longer call myself a man, a woman, an angel, or even pure soul. Love has befriended Hafiz … Continue reading
I will start with three different viewpoints on the use of force to protect oneself and control others –three dramatically different perspectives that all seem to ring true. ARJUNA: Bhimsa and Drona are noble and ancient, worthy of the deepest reverence. How can I greet them with arrows, in battle? If I kill them, how can … Continue reading
When I was saved, Jesus did not take me in His arms. He trampled me under His feet, a death befitting his greatest enemy. When I was saved, Christ did not wash me clean with His blood. He smashed every bone of truth in my body– everything hard, rigid and brittle– until I ran … Continue reading
Why should I be concerned about my own salvation? This is like a man who spends his life standing before a mirror, anguished, saying, “No, God, show me the real me. You’ve got it all backwards.” My friend, turn away from the looking glass, and see the true, nameless Self. (I’ll give you a … Continue reading
Modern-day scribes and Pharisees read the gospels and cheer– how odd. Maybe they don’t realize they traded their crosses for robes when they claimed salvation as their exclusive property, when they wrote down their legalistic reasons why, and labeled all who dissent blasphemers. Someone should warn them before they seize the Second Coming … Continue reading
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