Reading Lists
post

AAA Book Club The AAA Book Club is a men’s book club that has been meeting…well, just about forever, but at least since I joined in 2006. We only read nonfiction. The “AAA” stands for affordable, accessible, and…what? No one … Read More

My Books
page

Waking Up Bees: Stories of Living Life’s Questions (Saint Mary’s Press, 2000) Answering God’s Call to Covenant: Which Way to the Rest of Your Life? (Saint Mary’s Press, 2005) Primary Source Readings in Catholic Social Justice (Saint Mary’s Press, 2007) … Read More

Maybe Graduation Isn’t All About You
post

What if graduation rituals celebrate more than individual achievement? My daughter wants nothing to do with her high school graduation: she doesn’t want to wear the cap and gown, she doesn’t want to take graduation pictures, and she definitely doesn’t … Read More

Subscribe to Windhovering
page

Get My Newsletter New stories, poems, essays, and new books in your inbox most Sundays.Scroll down for the signup form.

The Healing Power of Old-Fashioned Phone Calls
post

The humble voice call may just be the premier venue for rich (and healing) conversations. Every Sunday since things shut down for the coronavirus emergency, I have been taking an hour or two to connect with far-off friends and family. … Read More

Spring Harvest
post

A poem. I have come here to harvest humusfrom the rotten bottom of the compostI left by the apple tree last fall. Raking away the shrouding cover of dry leaves reveals the dark heart of newborn earth. Leaning into the spade, I slice through the … Read More

Real Men Wear Their Babies
post

I should have known why my toddler daughter and I kept getting sidelong glances from the three tough-looking guys who were fishing at the end of the municipal pier. After all, it’s not every day you see a 6′ 7″ … Read More

If Only the Romans Had Played Basketball
post

Sunday afternoon in January,and the YMCA is full of boysdrumming brown basketballsagainst the shining floorand launching themin languorous arcsat red-rimmed hoops. The boys run, reach,and leap,throwing themselves skyward:they rise like egretsand land like yearlings,long limbs circling roundto snag spinning ballsfrom … Read More

1 2 3 4