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fable of the woman who went to a “godforsaken” place

The TV news described the place as “godforsaken”… And who would argue with those bleak images? Not the woman in the comfortable chair.  She stood up and said, “I’m blessed with a rich life while those poor people suffer.  I … Continue reading

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fable of the woman who tried to see as the man saw

“If you ever tried to see the world from my point-of-view, you’d realize I’m right,” the man told her. “I wouldn’t want to pollute my eyes,” the woman replied.  “But okay, okay—here’s what I’ll do: “Just for today, I’ll try … 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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fable of the man who atoned by pushing a stone

Perhaps I’ve become too cynical… …but I’m usually skeptical of public figures who tell us, “I’m sorry.” Seems like such a easy thing to say after being caught in a dastardly act. Maybe such apologies would be more believable if … Continue reading

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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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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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