Tag Archives: meaning

up in the air

“Freedom’s just another name for nothing left to lose.”                       — Kris Kristofferson When I first heard those words, years ago, I thought to myself, “How wonderfully true!” But now that line sounds like a warning signal. If you feel you … Continue reading

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a time to die?

  “I think you die when it’s your time to go.” When I heard that statement from a co-worker, nearly forty years ago, it seemed absurd to me… After all, I’d just read about the purge, conducted by Pol Pot … Continue reading

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bona fide beliefs

  In my view, nothing happens by chance.* I don’t state this idea as fact.  It’s a belief.  A belief well-chosen, I think.  Consider: Because I hold to this belief, I see every single event—every action, every interaction—as important. Even … Continue reading

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Full Employment

  The woman feared that her dream—a quiet nightmare—foretold a difficult future… In the dream… She’s arrived in North Carolina and can’t find a job. Because the woman—a co-worker of mine—was actually preparing to move to North Carolina, she wondered … Continue reading

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Muddled Thoughts, Deep Feelings

  The wrong question from Weiner elicits a good answer from Hilmar. In his book The Geography of Bliss, author Eric Weiner visits the founder of the Heathen religion in Iceland, a man named Hilmar. Weiner tells us… “…Hilmar didn’t … Continue reading

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Harmony from the Cacophony

  Blame it on the printing press. When the ideas, beliefs, and stories of our major religions were first written down, they lost a certain flexibility.  But with the advent of the printing press, I believe these texts became even … Continue reading

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