Category Archives: Culture

Literature, opinions, futurism

Just Doing My Part

By responsibly practicing social distancing, I’m keeping thousands of people from being directly exposed to me. No, I don’t have the virus (I hope), I’m referring to my personality. You’re welcome. P.S. To my online friends: If you’re about to … Continue reading

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A New Symbol of Resistance

Now that the War on Coronavirus is official, we need an icon, a symbol of resistance. A take-no-prisoners toughie wielding a bottle of lethal-strength sanitizer. Leaving toilet paper and take-out food on doorsteps, then ringing doorbells with a surgically gloved … Continue reading

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Hope

“‘Do not be afraid,’ the prophet answered, ‘for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’” ~2 Kings 6:16

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Hope is More Virulent than Fear

It was our last “normal” day together. Sunday (after online church, hmm), we ate at a favorite local restaurant (remember those?), and watched a movie at a local theater (remember those?). It was The Invisible Man, an excellent film about … Continue reading

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My Epic Quest for Toilet Paper

Due to the growing pandemic, most public gatherings in our area are cancelled. The public is making a run on local markets in preparation to stay at home. Toilet paper was the first thing to go! It all feels kind … Continue reading

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On Earth as It Is in Heaven

We’re all a little bit racist. And sexist. And ageist. And dozens of other-things-ist. An ist is simply a bias or leaning, either away from or toward something. We lean toward what we know, and away from what we don’t. … Continue reading

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They Have So Much to Teach Us

If only we’ll listen. (Click on any picture to enlarge it, or to start slide show) “Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” ~A. A. Milne “Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think … Continue reading

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