Cultural Memory Loss

The loss of cultural memory is something I find myself musing upon, a lot. I’ve written two novels, and published one, and the loss of cultural identity plays a role in both stories.

Preserving Memory

This image is the cistern which resides in the garden of Pennsbury Manor, one of my favorite living history museums. I love the way the brick walk raises up to meet the well-layed bricks of the cistern itself. It’s organized, but not “perfect.” Sometimes it’s the flaws which make things, and people, interesting. My wife…

Memories

On Saturday I was privileged to speak at Riverview Estates’ “Founder’s Day.” My message makes up today’s blog post. Memory is a powerful thing. It ties us to a reality greater than the world immediately around us. It connects our personal journey to the journeys of other people — past, present, and future. It reminds…

The Memory Problem

This month I have the privilege of speaking at “Founder’s Day” at Riverview Estates. This is a bit unusual for me, as I have a bit of an cynical streak when it comes to celebrating institutional anniversaries. Churches especially, I have found, transform these parties into something toxic. Anniversaries should mark how our Savior brought…