Posts by joereilly

May We Grow With the Trees

“May we grow with the trees May our hearts be at ease May our education be a lifelong ceremony” ~from The Rainbow Room Song, written with students at the Boggs School, April 2020 Hearing the gentle evening serenade of the cicadas. Noticing the vibrant orange blooms of the butterfly milkweed. Seeing the sun reflecting on the waves of Lake Michigan as it drifts towards the western horizon....

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Be Still and Know

Waiting in the Detroit Metro Airport for our flight to Seattle on February 28th, I told Allison “Something feels different.” I have made that trip each year for more than a decade as part of my annual West Coast Tour but I could tell that this would be like no tour prior. Without knowing it we were standing on the precipice of the corona virus outbreak in the United States. The day...

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Our Human Family

“We are the tribe of human beings. We are family. We are related. As self-evident as that may seem to some of us, it is an historic recognition that has yet to be achieved…Humanity still suffers daily and deeply from religious intolerance, racial violence, and endemic warfare. The most fundamental lessons of kinship seem to elude us.” ~Steven Charleston, The Four Vision Quests of Jesus I am...

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Live in the D

Live in the D

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Joe and Kids on Hill

Joe and Kids on Hill

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