Sometimes we shouldn't over-think it. Just roll your sleeves up and get to work. Other times, we need to sit back, do nothing, and take it all in.

Sex and the Single Priest...

Not many years after I left St. Matthew’s, I left the church. Leaving your church is not so much like quitting a club as emigrating from the country where you grew up. You forfeit citizenship and no longer consider yourself subject to its laws, but you follow the news from the Old Country and wish its people well, because they are still in some sense your people. And if you write for a living you may sometimes write about that world, from a distance.