My latest essay, “My Rainbow Connection, Disconnected,” is now available at IMAGE Journal’s “Good Letters” blog, which has moved to Patheos.com. Patheos was named “Smartest Religion Site” by NEWSWEEK in 2011, and has between 100-250,000 visitors each month.
“It was a Saturday night and my wife, Becki, wanted to stream the documentary, Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, on Netflix. As a new father, I protested. Our seven-month-old daughter Evie carries with her the promise that Elmo will invade our house soon enough—but this was too soon.
I also protested because I lost much of my enthusiasm for puppets when Jim Henson died on May 16, 1990. When Henson’s silver cord was severed—a phrase the writer of Ecclesiastes uses to refer to death—the rainbow connection was disconnected along with it, at least for me.”