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The Cure for Racism?

Four days ago, following a heavy snow, two kids from our neighborhood spotted the snow shovels in our garage. One of them already had a shovel, the other didn’t, so he asked if he could borrow ours in order to … Continue reading

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God is Love

  1 John 4:8 tells us  “God is love.”  Therefore,  if we do not act out of love we do not act for God. Period.  Note: This should never be perceived as passiveness or sentiment. Real love is a fierce and interfering … Continue reading

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Greedy Love

As of today, my wife Trudy and I have been married 32 years. I’m greedy for 32 more. Last week, without premeditation, we revisited many of the places that live in our memory. We’d flown to L.A. from our current … Continue reading

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Reach Out!

“Reach out” is the contemporary term for making contact. People don’t “get in touch with” others anymore, they “reach out” to them. There’s something both sweet and desperate about that phrase in this age of disconnection and intolerance. Agreement is … Continue reading

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To Judge or “Judge Not”

Part Two (To read Part One, click here) A few years back, a publisher friend named Richard stunned me by announcing, after we’d completed a successful project together, that he would never work with me again. When I asked why, … Continue reading

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Love. Before It’s Too Late

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
My dad, Bill Teemley, was ambitious, hard-working, and deeply conservative. And I was a wildly liberal 23 year old who’d recently completed a “useless” Theatre Arts degree and moved back in with the folks.  Somewhere…

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Feelin’ the Love!

Thank You for making Love. Before It’s Too Late my most read blog post of the year! and for making the day it was posted–and the next day–my two biggest viewing days ever!

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