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Redeeming Our World

“Then the LORD God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to cultivate and watch over it.” ~Genesis 2:15 As we return, post-lockdown, to the world around us, so does the pollution we create. If it … Continue reading

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Survivors, Not Victims

“Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I have been through. I said it’s because no matter what, I am a survivor, not a victim.” ~Patricia Buckley There’s a lot of talk of … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Almost-Ordinary

Last weekend my wife and I passed a milestone, one that wouldn’t have even been an inchstone until 2020. Is there such a thing as an “inchstone”? Well, no. And that’s my point. Because you don’t celebrate ordinary things until … Continue reading

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Dolls Re-imagined!

A post on dolls? Hey, there’s a pandemic out there, and dolls can’t catch it! No, I’m not playing with dolls—yet–but I became utterly fascinated when gathering these images. I discovered that dolls are sculptures-with-attitude, made by humans-with-attitude! Oh, sure, … Continue reading

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More Comedy Relief

Last March, I posted a blog entitled Comedy Relief, and felt the need to justify joking about this terrible outbreak. 4 months on I make no excuses. Humor helps us survive! Click on any image to enlarge it, or to … Continue reading

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5 Years Ago Today

Oh, how the world has changed in the last five years. Oh, how it has changed this year alone! Five years ago today: I’d recently seen Pixar’s Inside Out and cried like a baby; President Obama was normalizing relations with … Continue reading

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Because, Animals

I was going to post something really profound. Really. But then I didn’t. So, here are these, because, well, animals. And, oh, yeah, because… I swear I had another reason, but I can’t seem to remember…I think it had something … Continue reading

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I Miss the World

I grew up near the beach in Southern California. Honestly, I didn’t go all that often once I grew up. But the moment we moved away, I missed it. I missed knowing I could. This pandemic has made me feel … Continue reading

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2020 So Far

So, I saw this on my way to the market this morning, and thought, “Aha, well, that pretty much explains 2020 so far.

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While We Were Away

Is this what the world would look like if the pandemic didn’t end? The scientific word is entropy: things crack and crumble, they disintegrate. But they’re also invaded–by water, soil, light, life, transformed from the unnatural into the natural. As … Continue reading

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