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the wall

Not “Fire and Ice”… Not “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”… No, if we’re to remember Robert Frost for one single poem, I think it should be “Mending Wall”… In the poem, two neighbors meet to repair a stone … Continue reading

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a painfully funny story

Religion inevitably splits.                 — Huston Smith A succinct and painfully accurate quote from one of our leading religious scholars… …reminds me of this story: While walking along a bridge at night… …a man suddenly spies another man preparing to jump … Continue reading

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purple people

States were first labeled “red” or “blue” during the 2000 elections by television journalist Tim Russert. I’ve heard the choice was mere chance—the colors were not meant to be symbolic. The problem is, I don’t believe in chance… I believe … Continue reading

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Inevitable Reunion

  “Religion inevitably splits.”                                 —  Huston Smith I would add to that statement: “…and splits and splits and splits and splits some more.” Yes, our major religions continue to split, as differences in belief continue to arise. To me, … Continue reading

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Not Just Words Talking

  “These are not just words talking.”                          –– Mary Oliver When President Barack Obama stated, in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, that “there is evil in this world”, those were not just words talking. “Evil” is not just a … Continue reading

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