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Time for a Feel-Good Friday the 13th!

Most of us aren’t terribly superstitious, but some people are, and Friday the 13ths are particularly terrifying for them. As for the rest of us, well, while today may be the only Friday the 13th this year, the never-ending pandemic … Continue reading

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Condemned Alleys Fading Stars

Originally posted on Recollections At Fall:
On rare pensive moments when one contemplates on the vagaries of human existence Fleeting thoughts and images flash with persistence You stop the car at the traffic lights an emaciated maimed hand knocks at…

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Life Moves in Waves

When we think of waves, we think of the ocean. But everything moves in waves: sand, air, fire, light, even the earth beneath our feet. Life doesn’t move in a straight line, it moves in waves. Human existence, as well: … Continue reading

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Robots R Us

The idea of creating imitations of ourselves has always fascinated us humans. In Greek mythology, the sculptor Pygmalion brought his statue Galatea to life. The ancient Chinese scholar Daoxuan spoke of creating “metallic people” to weep when the Buddha Shakyamuni … Continue reading

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The Tales We’ll Tell

My Featured Blogger this week is Erik Shinker of Perpetually Past Due. Erik, who apart from his other qualifications simply oozes humility and compassion, has a degree in Literature and Creative Writing. He also minored in Film Studies, so we’re … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Coronavirus

My wife and I are celebrating our 35th engagement anniversary tonight. Quietly and intimately, with a candle-lit dinner and a bottle of our favorite wine, at the most exclusive eatery in town: our house. You may have caught the reference … Continue reading

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Dear Humans

“You were called to freedom, but do not use that freedom to indulge the flesh. Rather, serve one another in love. For the entire Law is fulfilled in this one command: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” ~Galatians 5:13-14 … Continue reading

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Dear Human Race

I tried to find a sophisticated way to put this. But sometimes childlike is best.

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Up to you

Originally posted on Short visits with an honest God :
“Up to you,” God said. This is a lonely answer. My hot bath had steamed the bathroom mirrors. I was brushing my teeth, contemplating all the irritating, confusing choices humans face.…

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Our Journey Together

And the moment we think we are taking the journey alone, we have lost our way. Let us double back and find our travelling companions, and rediscover the One who put our feet on this path. Together.

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