Category Archives: spirituality

grieve for the horse, grieve for ourselves

On the eve of an anniversary to be grieved, I return to this blog post published last August: I say: take the general, but leave the horse. I’m referring to the horse beneath Robert E. Lee on the controversial statue … Continue reading

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the fable of the brighter man who’s still kinda dim

While grazing through some old photographs today… …I took a long look at a young man sitting and grinning under a wispy willow tree. I peered at him from a great distance—across a gulf many years wide. He seemed like … Continue reading

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the fable of the truly powerful penguin

One morning, a little penguin, hoping to escape his feelings of littleness, swam out to an iceberg. As he hopped onto the berg to bask in the sun, he imagined life as a powerful giant… …but soon fell asleep and … Continue reading

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fable of the man who tripped himself

When I tripped and hit the ground… …I suddenly felt too weak to raise myself. Well, why not stay down in the weeds? I thought.  I’m not making much progress up there anyway. Yes!—I would free my tired mind from … Continue reading

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the fable of a dove reborn

While walking along a country road one summer morning long ago… …I did as boys often do: I stepped on something dead.  Yes, deliberately.  A dove with a twisted neck lying in the dust and gravel. I’m embarrassed in my … Continue reading

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fable of the two neighbors & the white-haired stranger

What’d begun as a friendly chat across the fence between two neighbors… …suddenly became an argument that summer afternoon. One believed in the Book of Genesis…in the story of Adam and Eve… …whereas the other accepted the theory of evolution. … Continue reading

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fable of the moth & the firefly

One sweet summer evening… …a firefly spotted a moth banging his head against the bulb of a street lamp. “My friend, seek the light within!” the luminous insect yelled to the stranger. Distracted from his pursuit for the moment, the … Continue reading

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