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fable of the race between the workhorse and the speed horse

So why did the slow workhorse want to race the speed horse? Well, having heard the story of the tortoise and the hare, she had hope. As for the speed horse… She agreed to the contest because she wanted people … Continue reading

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confessions of a projectionist

Who among us has not been terrorized? Who among us has not also been a terrorist? I’m talking about minor acts of terror.  Under my definition, even a petty snipe can be a terrorist act.  Even a petty snipe is … Continue reading

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our man, our mirror

As I see it, we’ve chosen a mirror… …a big-mouthed mirror… …to be our next president. According to my theory… …we elected this mirror because we’re trying to wake ourselves up.  Shock ourselves awake. We’re saying to ourselves: consider that … Continue reading

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listening to the pig

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig.  You get muddy, and besides, the pig likes it.”               — George Bernard Shaw Ever so often, I remind myself of Shaw’s advice. Unfortunately, more often, I forget it.  I engage … Continue reading

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the teacher teaches himself

How could he cope? How could he keep going in a situation that seemed hopeless? This was the dilemma faced by a teacher in a New Orleans public school. He’d chosen to work in our lowest-rated school system, because he … Continue reading

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Surviving My Ego

  While standing at a urinal, I was presented with the advantages of becoming Christian. A little flyer—a slip of paper approximately three inches by four—had been positioned atop the porcelain in such a way as to gain the user’s attention. … Continue reading

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Resurrecting the Resurrection

  They didn’t spend as much time on the resurrection. Or so it seems to me, looking back years later. As a boy, every Easter, I would hear the story of the crucifixion in my Sunday School class. Along with … Continue reading

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