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2021: So Far…

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Change

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails.” ~William Arthur Ward Stormy Sea at Night, 1849, by Ivan Aivazovsky (Pavlovsk Palace, Saint Petersburg) Thought for the Week Some years the world barely … Continue reading

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Democracy

“Efficient” Synonyms: Competent, Decisive, Organized Antonyms: See Democracy “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried.” ~Winston Churchill Democracy Can’t live with it Wouldn’t want to live without it

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Our Autumn Getaway

Sometimes you need to visit the past to face the present. My wife and I love doing location-scouting daytrips for future films. They give us an opportunity to be together while exploring our adopted region. For the last several years … Continue reading

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A Traditional Halloween Blessing for Curmudgeons

Hey, don’t laugh, it happens: Honestly? We’re leaving the porch light off this year (does that make us curmudgeons?) and settling in for a Mandalorian binge. You? But on the plus side: Daylight Savings Time ends tonight, so we all … Continue reading

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The Most Imaginative Halloween Ever

Forget zombies and vampires. If there was ever a year we needed our imaginations, it’s this one. The people below have, and the results are amazing! I loved creating crazy Halloween decorations and costumes as a kid. But nowadays I … Continue reading

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Let it Flow!

There’s never been a better time to talk about healing. From civil strife and viral fear. From isolation. In the midst of a worldwide medical/social pandemic, we’re more alienated than ever from each other, and oddly enough from ourselves. Why? … Continue reading

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The Present Light

Thought for the Week Brooding about our past and worrying about our future is the most efficient way to poison our present. So instead let us “Encourage each other every day, while it is still called today.” ~Hebrews 3:13

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Skewed Humor for a Skewed World

Skewed (def) – Marked by a sudden, unexpected change in direction. Synonyms: lurching, asymmetrical, off-kilter. Our world has always been a little skewed. But 2020, it would seem, is the year that proves it once and for all. And no … Continue reading

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Images and Words of Hope

“I remember when I started searching, and just in case was constantly rehearsing what I’d say when hope came back again, ‘Hey, what’s the deal, where have you been?’” ~from the song “Paradox,” featured in the motion picture Healing River … Continue reading

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