Author Archives: Randy Coleman-Riese

Spring Newsletter – Reflections on Sophocles’ Antigone & Changes Ahead…

We are celebrating this Easter season of Resurrection by offering to all who stop by our dusty corner of the internet the complimentary downloadable MP3 audio file of Gil Bailie’s Reflections on Sophocles’ Antigone. Follow the link below to download … Continue reading

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The Quieting of Mary with the Resurrected One

What they felt then: is it notabove all other mysteries the sweetestand yet still earthly:when he, pale from the grave,his burdens laid down, went to her:risen in all places.Oh, first to her. How theyinexpressibly began to heal.Yes heal: that simple. … Continue reading

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Pascha – Death is not the end

It may be difficult for denizens of the 21st century to appreciate the hopelessness felt in the presence of death by their distant ancestors prior to the experience of that first Easter in Roman occupied Judea circa 30 BCE. Among … Continue reading

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Another look at Auden’s Museé Des Beaux Arts

We recently announced our offering of Gil Bailie’s two part series Reflections on the Poetry of W. H. Auden. The New York Times has also recently published a richly formatted piece by Elisa Gabbert in which she presents her own … Continue reading

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New in our Store…Reflections on the Poetry of W.H. Auden

We have added an new item to our catalog of recorded presentations from Gil Bailie’s audio archives – Reflections on the Poetry of W.H. Auden. This 2 part series recorded in January 1990 explores a number of Auden’s poems beginning … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday, Armageddon, and Apocalypse

Lent begins this year, as always, with the imposition on worshiper’s foreheads of the ashen remains of burnt palm fronds that at a previous Palm Sunday waved hosannas to the Messiah. The words “remember you are dust, and to dust … Continue reading

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Songs from Jesus and the Woman at the Well

Last week we reposted a piece Gil Bailie wrote in 2009 for Valentines Day. His reflections brought to mind a traditional gospel song on that theme that Bob Dylan has covered at different points in his long career. There are … Continue reading

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Resurfacing – breaking the silence

Our absence from the weblog for the past month has been a result of the vicissitudes of aging as well as the yearend busyness on the backend here at The Cornerstone Forum office. Chores, these days, seem to take longer … Continue reading

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Our Annual Fall Appeal – Back to School Edition

Fall has arrived with shorter days, cooler nights, the beginning of another school year…. And our annual Fall Appeal. This is our only direct request for support we make each year, and we hope it finds you safe and well … Continue reading

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Adam & Eve and…..Pecos Bill?

One of the frequent joys of bringing Gil Bailie’s recorded presentations from analog cassette tape into the digital world involves finding a reference to long forgotten experiences such as the following: Below is a link to the YouTube video of … Continue reading

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