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Seasoning the Balance


The sun came out Monday.

It had been a dreary weekend, flooding my structured schedule and dampening my enthusiasm. I stumbled from one project to the next, my hours saturated with humdrum work, with little for the mind or the memory to grab and keep. I was caught between the seasons this weekend, standing at a gas station in a T-shirt with the wind blowing cold misty rain across my arms, my neck, and my face. I looked across the highway and thought of the sniper in Maryland. I thought of the husbands, wives, parents, and children standing at their windows come a weekday morning, watching loved ones’ cars pull out of the driveway, the silhouette looking forward, down the road.

The rest of this essay is available in Just Thinking: Volume I, 10/29/01–10/21/02 and is for sale in Confidence Place: The Timshel Arts Store.





10/07/02 Fundamentalism by Any Other Name (Religion)

09/30/02 Time Has Told Me (Religion)

09/23/02 Inspecting the Inspector and Making the Case, Part 2 (Iraq)

09/16/02 Inspecting the Inspector and Making the Case, Part 1 (Iraq)

09/09/02 The Heart Is Always More (Society)

09/02/02 Meetings on the Road, III: Inexplicable Carvings (Religion)

08/26/02 Address the Scandal Thoroughly, but Quickly (Religion)

08/19/02 But Still... Media Evidence Against Steven Hatfill (Media)

08/12/02 A Conversion... of Sorts (Religion)

08/05/02 A Bright Future for Revolution, Part 3 (Technology)

07/29/02 Money and Politics: So What’s the Point? (Economics)

07/22/02 Quantum Morality (Religion)

07/15/02 In Cahoots (Life)

Archives back to 10/29/01