Sunday, October 10, 2010

Scylla and Charybdis, Mingled with Scripture

According to ancient Greek myth, Scylla was a creature who was rooted to one spot in the ocean, and regularly ate sailors who passed by too closely. Her appearance has varied in classical literature; she was described by Homer in The Odyssey as having six heads perched on long necks along with twelve feet, while in Ovid's Metamorphoses, she was depicted as having the upper body of a nymph, with her mid section composed of dog's heads. Across a narrow strait from this fearsome nymph dwelt Charybdis, the daughter of Poseidon and Gaia. She was depicted with a single gaping mouth that sucked in huge quantities of water, and belched them out three times a day, creating whirlpools.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


When I put these glasses on,
There are blades of grass
That before I could not see,
And petals when I pass.
I see each point of starry light
Away up in the sky--
Shapes and shadows not discerned
with my imperfect eye.

O might I put some glasses on,
The face of God to see?
Or little indications that
He lives and loveth me?
For now, my vision's darkened, and
The world is cold and gray:
The blurry gloom that comes at night
When He is far away.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Should I Tell My Story, or Let it Go?

I haven't posted here in quite a while, so I don't know if any one is still checking this site out.  But if you are, I'd like your input.  Last week, as you may be aware, there was quite a debacle over at Mormon Matters, a blog which I've been co-administrating for the past 2 years.  John Dehlin, the owner and founder of the blog has told his story of what happened here.  If you want links to where it's been discussed around the Bloggernacle, go here.  But I haven't told my side of the story publicly.  I'm thinking it might be best to just let it go.  By now, it's water under the bridge, because, GUESS WHAT!  The bloggers that got "released" at Mormon Matters have started a new blog.  I hope you'll visit us over at

And if you're reading, leave me a comment here.  Do you think I should spill my version of events on my personal blog?  Or should I just move on?