Tag Archives: Hope

A conversation with Clarence

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you … Continue reading

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Questionnaire

Questionnaire by Wendell Berry 1. How much poison are you willing to eat for the success of the free market and global trade? Please name your preferred poisons. 2. For the sake of goodness, how much evil are you willing to … Continue reading

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I got more than I gave

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” –  Henry David Thoreau I have been struggling lately. I have found myself at a crossroads, at the intersection of self-worth and self-doubt. I am trying to … Continue reading

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Feeding our fears

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela Each Sunday morning the Pastor … Continue reading

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Thin places

I have a very large garden pot on my patio that years ago I fashioned into a fountain filled with goldfish. I love the sound water and the combination of hearing the gentle splash of the fountain and the activity … Continue reading

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The reason for the season

I ate a $46.00 New York Strip steak last night, well I ate half of it and brought the other half home. My wife and I were invited to a small company holiday party at a well-known restaurant. The ambiance, as … Continue reading

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A Thanksgivings note to my Senators

“It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME. Too bad! LaVar is … Continue reading

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38 ways you can finally stop being a D*ck

I subscribe to an online magazine called the Elephant Journal which describes itself as “it’s about a mindful life”.  This online journal is one of many, too many, that I get on a daily and weekly basis about Buddhism, liberal Christian … Continue reading

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What does it mean?

One year ago today many of us woke-up to a new world, a world that would be led by Donald J. Trump. We were surprised. We were angry. We were sad but most of all we were scared. I wrote … Continue reading

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The illusion of self-importance

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.” – Carl Sagan When … Continue reading

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