There’s a home loan outfit that these days is saying on their TV commercial that “home is everything”.

They don’t say that home can be a pretty rough place for a lot of people.

They don’t in anyway comment on all the people who are currently homeless in this country – or indicate that their company is making any efforts to help some of them get into homes.

They don’t say that some people are thrilled to lead a mobile lifestyle, not anchored in a stationary home. Pancho and I have sure been having a blast in our very old Ford Econoline camper van – deciding at the beginning of each day just where it is we want to live the next day.

This video captures some of how complicated home has been in my life – and how incredibly happy and grateful I am that it looks like we’re going to have an actual home indoors, out of the cold, for the winter months.

I hope that, for you, your home has been a good place to be while you have been sequestering. For some people, like my son and his family, the vibe in their family is really great – so this time with everybody being at home has really worked.

Certainly, if you are in an abusive relationship or a relationship that’s filled with conflict, this time of sequestering may not have been so great.

For poor people who do happen to have an inside home, they may have been forced to live with too many people in a small space.

And some of those people may have been required to go out to make some money, bringing back with them whatever germs they bring. It’s not a coincidence or a factor of heredity that black and Latino people have been dying at much greater rates from the virus.


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These days all of my identities are converging: whether I am offering a blessing in the grocery store checkout line, offering a prayer in a poem or experiencing the kinship with all life while walking my or a client's dog - it's all the same. It's all Life.

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