Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe is not the star of the story that bears his name. Neither is Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, or Richard the Lionheart, who all have significant parts to play in the tale. The star is Rebecca, the “jewess.” That term, like “negress,” sounds not only old-fashioned to our 21st Century ears but racist, and thereContinue reading “Ivanhoe”

Robert Hunter 1941-2019

Fare you well my honey Fare you well my only true love All the birds that were singing have flown, except you alone I am not qualified to call myself a Deadhead in the same way that I am not qualified to call myself a Christian. To be a Christian you need to believe inContinue reading “Robert Hunter 1941-2019”

Threes and Sevens are Magic Numbers

There is something beautiful and mysterious about the number three. To the ancient Greeks, 1 stood for unity and 2 for chaos. The combination of the two – the numeral 3 – stood for harmony. In the Christian church, God is a trinity – the father, son, and Holy Spirit – and Jesus spent threeContinue reading “Threes and Sevens are Magic Numbers”