Memory’s Invitation

Why does this memory return today?  This question is endlessly fruitful for those of us who seek the meaning buried in experience.  I ask it …
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Practical Optimism

grounded in “the root of our being, securely held in the Absolute Being.” It is pragmatic because the belief then creates our reality.
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Full Stop

We’re fortunate to have the time and space to grieve—together.  Had my father died even a month earlier, this might not have been possible.  I’m …
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Die Before You Die

Every year I’m surprised by how much spring looks like autumn. I’ll walk to work, delighting in the crab apples blooming pink or …
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Working with the nightmare

Four years ago, shortly after Trump’s inauguration, my neighbor slapped a bumper sticker on her car that read, “He’s not my president!”  The dismissive, liberal …
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Aim Small. Dig Deep.

Sure I want the thrill of traveling, the relief of a break from Covid monotony, the fun of loved ones’ company, and the delicious feast, …
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Taking Refuge in Books

Taking Refuge in Books Before 2021 sweeps me away, I’d like to pay tribute to the authors who grounded, inspired, and sustained me through 2020. Given …
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2020 Dreaming

The crises of our times are overwhelming. And Covid has tied our hands; we can’t offer solutions the way we’d like to, the way we …
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No Justice, No Peace

“No justice, no peace” is a metaphysical statement, a irreducible truth that describes how the world functions, with no exceptions. If a society is …
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A Place to Begin

The question that presses at me daily now is this: Will I allow myself to be changed for the better by this pandemic? …
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