Self-reliance

Self-reliance and the sacred/secular life In his still-reliable and still-relevant essay from 1839, “Self-Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) preaches the gospel of genius in each individual. “To believe your own…

Sacred Profanity

Do words like “sacred” and “holy” (or “profane”) have any meaning anymore?  Did they ever? The Sacred, the Holy and a little profanity I recall climbing the long stone stairs…