"The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine."  


- Sir Arthur Eddington

When I retired to the woods of South Carolina I wanted to experience a passion similar to those who built Stonehenge - strong enough to inspire me to move mega-ton boulders halfway across England. That is to say, I retired with an agenda. “Okay God, it’s you and me. No structures No restrictions. No theology. No holds barred. Twenty-four hours a day. You are my only passion. You say you like a challenge? Bring it on!” Like Jacob of old who wrestled with God, I had one prayer on my lips: “I will not let you go until you bless me!”


Imagine my surprise when, in a totally unexpected way, God answered and did just that!

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"The Holy Grail is forever within our grasp and always just beyond our reach.  It was no accident that at the conclusion of "The Last Crusade," the hero, Indiana Jones, could only, at the end, touch the cup with his fingertips.  He couldn't grasp it.  It just barely eluded him.  In the end, he could only possess it by letting it go.  The Grail offers an elusive quest.  It is glimpsed only during those times when we are, for the moment at least, pure in heart.  Maybe the lesson to be learned is that life consists of the quest, the journey itself."

-Jim Willis, From Savannah: A Bicycle Journey Through Space and Time 

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I shared my favorite books that add magic, mystery, and meaning to our 21st-century secular lives on Shepherd. Shepherd is a new website making the search for your next book fun. They ask authors to recommend their favorite books around a topic, theme, or mood and then make it fun to browse through those recommendations in different ways. Check out their bookshelves on things like Stonehenge, pilgrimages, and ancient Egypt

Whatchoo Talkin About Willis (Rev) - Garden of Doom, hosted by Jeff Lippman, July 23, 2022