Paul has written poetry and essays that combine perceptions from a mystical experience with the challenge of a progressive illness that has kept him house-bound and, now, mostly bedridden. One example can be seen at NPR’s On Being blog where, as guest contributer, he posted the essay, “On Being More Than Ourselves Alone”. Here, he speaks of faith as “an articulation of love that does not depend on religious or spiritual beliefs of any kind. . . . Great joy means paying attention to the joy that your love can readily find in life.” Paul also contributed a piece, “Becoming Aware of Religious Naturalism“ to the RN Open Forum.  An overview of Paul’s story and writing can be seen at