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fable of the new old well

All seemed alright in our village… …until… …the well in the square went dry. We couldn’t believe the well had failed us.  But the empty bucket could not be denied. We tried praying for rain.  But only briefly.  We didn’t … Continue reading

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Remembering Archibald Leach

  I learned courage from Jesus, Buddha, Lincoln, Einstein, and Mr. Cary Grant.                              —  Peggy Lee  I love that quote from the sultry singer of “Boy from Ipanema”… What Peggy Lee stated, so succinctly, is the same thing I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Together in Mystery

  I remember being taken aback, years ago, when I realized this plain fact of human life: I could never fully know another human being. The thought pained me.  If I could never completely know another, wouldn’t there always be … Continue reading

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Harmonious Cacophony

  Why do we celebrate New Year’s on January 1st? Because that’s the beginning of the year! According to Julius Caesar. He believed January would be a good month to begin the new year, since it was named for the … Continue reading

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A Voice Beyond the Grave

  I’ve long thought we should give Neanderthal man more respect. Consider this: ..archaeologists have uncovered Neanderthal grave sites that include animal bones and tools along with the skeletal remains.  Apparently, the Neanderthal believed in an afterlife—they developed some sort … Continue reading

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Double Vision

From time to time, twins—identical twins—show up in my dreams. Not the same pair, different pairs. In these dreams, I’m always puzzled by their appearance. Twins are a paradox.  They are the same, yet different.  Different, yet the same. That’s … Continue reading

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My Dream is Yours, Your Dream is Mine

  “For all of us there is a feeling that the myths we tell, even those from distant places, form a common bond… “We save them and retell them, convinced that they bring us news about ourselves.” When I read … Continue reading

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