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fable of the strong fearful woman

For years, our heroine—we’ll call her “Elizabeth” because she likes the name—had struggled to create security for herself. She’d moved to area untroubled by tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes… …then entered well-paid profession that promised future stability.  Her employer—a large but … Continue reading

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How Humans Learned to Give Thanks

So easy for me to forget to give thanks—even on Thanksgiving.  HOW HUMANS LEARNED TO GIVE THANKS Because the first human was as he was he demanded the fish and the deer and the bird lay down their lives so … Continue reading

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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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fable of the hero’s return

author’s note: To be clear: the returning hero could just as well have been a heroine.  FABLE OF THE HERO’S RETURN (aka SHARING THE PRICE OF FIRE) I laid myself down on the mountain top until the thunder god finally … Continue reading

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purple people

Political analysts talk about blue states, red states, and purple states… But by definition, their purple states aren’t actually purple. Blue must mix with red in order to create purple… And in so-called purple states, blue remains on its side … Continue reading

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working on the reverse domino effect

Hound dog howlin’ bullfrog croakin’ everything is broken         — Bob Dylan Sounds pessimistic…Is everything really broken? I don’t know, but from what I’ve seen, I can say for certain: when one thing breaks, another thing will follow. Consider: Broken people … Continue reading

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the past is present

When Barack Obama arrives in Laos on September 6, he’ll be the first sitting U.S. president to visit that country… I hope the trip brings light to another dark corner of our history—the bombing of Laos by the U.S. during … Continue reading

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