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Not That I Was “Looking for God.” Or Maybe I Was

Fool’s Odyssey posts can be read as standalones, or in sequence (to do so, begin here). Now, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t exactly “looking for God” or anything. I mean, I was the guy who wrote, “Man makes God in … Continue reading

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The Real Thing

“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise!” ~Romans 1:25 Don’t just talk about what’s Real. Show it. Be it.

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The Future of the Human Race–2021 Edition

Life as we know it is nearly over. Seriously. Not because of the in-progress worldwide pandemic or political upheaval, but because of what’s been happening in labs and human culture for the last several decades. I first published this prognosis … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Advice for 2021

Albert Einstein needs no introduction. Not only is he the veritable icon for the word “genius,” he’s also one of the most quoted (and misquoted) people on earth. So I was only half-surprised, when reviewing his quotes, how applicable they … Continue reading

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A Reason to Hope

Dedicated to Bill Sweeney, his wife Mary and their family Some years are unforgettable, some we wish we could forget. Just as 2001 marked the beginning of an era of fear from terrorism, 2020 marked the beginning of an era … Continue reading

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Stark Beauty

photo by Guido Montanes Castillo (mask available at fineartamerica.com) Thought for the Week Who doesn’t love autumn? And by “autumn,” of course, we mean mid-fall when all the leaves on the trees have finally turned to gold and amber and … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Father

Photo: Train from Sarajevo to Mostar (prg2sg.wordpress.com) It’s hard for me to believe he was born nearly 100 years ago this month. But it’s even harder for me to believe that I’ve outlived my father by 25 years; I could … Continue reading

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What’s Your Superpower?

The term “superpower” often gets used tongue-in-cheek. I sometimes refer to my ability to burp-on-demand (despite frequent requests that I not use it) as a superpower. But real superpowers exist. Seriously. I met with my mentee, a big-hearted young man … Continue reading

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While in Exile, Prosper!

Originally posted on mulyalemutisya:
Exile is the in-betweens. When life is in transition. When you have come from a good place, are in a bad place, and are waiting to reach an even better place. Exile is a place of…

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Our Thanksgiving Tree

Our Thanksgiving Tree A friend’s 9-year-old came home from school some years back, wearing a paper “Indian hat.” He excitedly told his historian father, “We learned all about the Thanksgiving party the pioneers threw for their Indian friends!” “Well, actually,” … Continue reading

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