Carlyle Fielding Stewart III

Writings on Democracy, Social Justice, and Religion

Tag: Life in General

  • “Stop Living in Your Dream World!”

    “Stop Living in Your Dream World!”

    My beloved mother used to say to me as a kid when my imagination ran wild, “Stop living in your dream world!” What she meant was that my fanciful, quixotic ruminations on life as I had imagined and hoped would not come true in the immediate moment and that I had better come back to reality right…

  • “Dem Was Da Days.”

    “Dem Was Da Days.”

    I had a conversation with a middle aged man in my church who said that one day his son said to him, “Dad you play too much.” He thought this amusing and I chuckled out loud for a long time when I heard this. How refreshing that our children would think that we play too much; that…