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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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Uncomfortable Comfort Zone

  I’ve decided on this rule of thumb: Whatever beliefs I hold should be beliefs that ask me—perhaps you could say  force me—to grow. I realize the irony of that statement.  That statement is a belief in itself—something that can … Continue reading

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