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confessions of a blind mouse

In the last few years, I’ve often heard this statement: “we need to have a national conversation”… Well, we also need to act…but yes, we should have that conversation.  A national conversation composed of many conversations.  Conversations about our internal … Continue reading

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wrestling with conflict

A dream of professional wrestling has me pondering the Eastern concept of maya… In the dream: I’m in a large room filled with professional wrestlers.  I’m trying to cross to the other side of the room, where two friends wait … Continue reading

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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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honest effort

  When we see the above design, we see a full circle… …due to a little trick of the human mind—a trick known as “closure”.  Mentally, we fill in the gap. Of course, we usually use the word “closure” in … Continue reading

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positive ID

  I identify with Michael Vick… Yes, that Michael Vick—the pro football quarterback who spent 21 months in prison for his involvement in a dog fighting operation. I’m not saying his story in some way mirrors my story… I’m not … Continue reading

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not enough to break me out

“Pain.” Sometimes, I create what I call a “one-word synopsis” of a book, a movie, or a TV show… And my one-word description for the TV series Breaking Bad is: “Pain”. Every single character on that show was in pain*. … Continue reading

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listening to the wound…

  How do we cope when our sense of justice is wounded? How do we deal with our confusion and anger, as we watch another criminal go unpunished? Maybe we see him grinning at us from the pages of a … Continue reading

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