by Michael Malmin on July 28th, 2020
I’ve always been fascinated by invisibility. I’ve imagined what it would be like to have a superpower that allows one to disappear. Or have a cloaking device that stealthily hides you from others when you want.I’ve wondered what it would be like to be seen one moment and vanish the next – all without leaving a room. What secrets would I hear? How could I influence my surroundings without anyone...
by Michael Malmin on July 21st, 2020
Last Friday I decided to go for a bike ride around the river loop. This was a revolutionary decision for me considering:The loop is ten miles long – roughly 10 miles longer than anything I had biked in 5 years.I am grossly out of shape - a situation only exacerbated by the lockdown.I do not own a working bicycle.Problem number three was quickly remedied by combining the parts of two slightly dama...
The Weariness Cure
by Michael Malmin on July 14th, 2020
I remember it well. A dispute had erupted between two families in a church where I previously pastored. I was called to mediate - and my efforts seemed to fall short no matter what I did. The more we spoke the more entrenched each party became. No resolution was ever found.Frustrated and defeated I spoke to an older man in my church. I considered him wise. After listening to my litany of co...