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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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Burning Desire

  I offer the poem below for our new mythology… …not because it expresses my life experience… …but because I believe it expresses our life experience.   BURNING LIGHT A long time ago, I thought I heard someone call from below decks … Continue reading

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