March 7, 2013 by wally metts 4 Comments
Even the devout often give thanks with no consideration to the rain, the soil, the farmer, the process, or even the taste. There is no awe of the miracle, especially if it comes in a box.
February 19, 2013 by wally metts 1 Comment
Marriage is a covenant, not a compromise between drapes and blinds, or white walls and eggplant colored throws. It is not about the art; it’s about the heart.
November 21, 2012 by wally metts 5 Comments
This was an unexpected but unavoidable expense. But it seems like the cupola belongs there, a symbol that some things need not change.
September 2, 2012 by wally metts 3 Comments
We’ve begun to build our fall list from the leftovers of our summer one. Every season has its resolutions and its regrets.
August 31, 2012 by wally metts 1 Comment
Narcissism goes back all the way to Adam and Eve who wanted to become gods, to have a glory all their own. This is the root of all human sin.
August 27, 2012 by wally metts 3 Comments
Tea is one of the simplest and oldest of civilized pleasures, and in all cultures and in all times its great contribution is the way it slows the pace of life, giving us time to relax and focus on each other.
August 25, 2012 by wally metts 3 Comments
The media is not an evil thing. It’s merely a channel of persuasive messages, some of which are good and some of which are bad. But your heart? Well, that is an evil thing.
July 25, 2012 by wally metts 1 Comment
The Happy Planet INdex does not claim to measure how happy people are, but how happy the planet is, which turns the notion of happiness on its head. People are happy. Planets are, well, planets.
July 17, 2012 by wally metts 1 Comment
What could a piece of paper add to love? Nothing, really. But marriage could add a great deal.
July 11, 2012 by wally metts 4 Comments
The path to happiness is often through waiting and then appreciating, through giving and not getting. The gospel, it seems, turns happiness on its head.
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