Monthly Archives: April 2021

Unexpectedly Invisible

Some people lead highly visible lives. Some gather secrets unseen, and then go off to write tell-all stories. Still others are unintentionally invisible. But enough with all this profundity, let’s be shallow. Here are some people, objects and animals that … Continue reading

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My Life of Happy Materialism in London

Photo by Joshua Chandler When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My first real day … Continue reading

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A Lesson From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

Originally posted on The Victor Negro:
The Chinese bamboo tree takes five years to grow. The seed is planted, watered and fertilised every day but it doesn’t break out of the ground till after five years. Once it breaks through…

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Weird Eddie

‘Grasshopper Face’ by Boris Smokrovic (unsplash.com) My Real Memoir Eddie was different. He sort of looked Chinese, and I liked that. He also talked different, and very little. And even though he was bigger, he didn’t seem as smart as … Continue reading

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Slow-Growing Beauty

Thought for the Week I took this photo of magnolia buds on a recent walk. It may be the only time I’ve ever snapped a shot of tree buds. In fact, I rarely even notice them. Instead, early each spring … Continue reading

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No Room for Death

              “Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”                ~Clarence W. Hall “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Comin’! But meanwhile…

“Just as when we were children, we were afraid to be alone in the dark and could only be assured by the presence of someone who loved us. Well this is exactly what happened on Holy Saturday, the voice of … Continue reading

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Hope Springs…

Hope doesn’t float, nope, it springs. Around this time every year God reminds us he hasn’t given up on us yet. “Hope springs eternal in the human breast Man never is, but always to be blest The soul, uneasy, and … Continue reading

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My 45th Spiritual Birthday

I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 45 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!” much less said them. But … Continue reading

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