Where you live: Baltimore, Maryland
What you do as a vocation or avocation?
For vocation: write about faith and spiritual life; For work: write about health and healthcare. For fun: collect cheesy religious kitsch, but not indiscriminately so.
Your two favorite books:
Among many faves: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and Ordinary People as Monks and Mystics by Marsha Sinetar
Your two favorite songs:
Calling All Angels (Jane Siberry); One of Us (Joan Osborne)
Why you are interested in spirituality?
Pondering essential essence is a never-ending adventure that I also find calming and comforting. It’s a mystic thing.
Your favorite quote:
Hate to be greedy, but here are two: “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” Friedrich Nietzsche and “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” Muriel Rukeseyer
Your favorite web sites:
Nag on the Lake;
Post It Notes From My Idiot Boss;
Hyperbole and a Half; and
Story of the Day from StoryPeople
St. Teresa of Avila
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?
God’s will, not mine, be done – even when I make a fuss.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually “connected?”
Wherever there are mountains.
Personal blog: More Meredith Gould
Blog for IgnatianSpirituality.com: dotMagis
Personal website: MeredithGould.com
Selected books of mine:
Deliberate Acts of Kindness: Service as a Spiritual Practice (Doubleday);
Why Is There a Menorah on the Altar? Jewish Roots of Christian Worship (Seabury).