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A NOT-SO-MODEST PROPOSAL

By on Sep 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

War is sweet to those who never experienced it. Erasmus Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. George Carlin Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems? Calvin and Hobbes   A NOT-SO-MODEST PEACE PROPOSAL War has been almost constant throughout human history. Since the beginning of time efforts at containing this horror have quite...

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BRAKING ONE OF MY RULES

By on Sep 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

  I have had a rule for my blog that I don’t sell things here but today I am going to break that rule by announcing that my memoir, “An Ordinary Childhood,” is finally available on Amazon. This project was begun in the early 2000s with early drafts and scribblings. I abandoned it for quite a while but reclaimed it in 2015. And since that time, it has been...

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Spiritual Conundrums

By on Aug 24, 2019 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

         SPIRITUAL CONUNDRUMS Throughout the history of spiritual and theological reflection there have been certain staples of thought about the Divine. These include; God is all powerful, God is all knowing, or God is perfect. Reflection on the nature of the Divine literally fills many libraries with thousands of volumes. Part of the problem with our efforts to...

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OUR NATIONAL SHADOW II

By on Aug 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

OUR NATIONAL SHADOW II This posting is a follow up to the previous one discussing our national, collective shadow which is so dominant in these tumultuous times. This posting attempts to fill this out more and especially see its connection to us and our individual shadow. Trump is the mouthpiece for the undercurrents running throughout American culture. He expresses...

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MORE ON NOTHINGNESS

By on Jul 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Every breath is a resurrection. Gregory Orr Poetry is the thread that leads us out of the labyrinth of despair into the light Gregory Orr MORE ON NOTHINGNESS   This blog posting takes a different form from any I have done in the past. It is the text of a 1115-word poem by Gregory Orr. I am posting it because it is an excellent companion to two previous...

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Presence Through a Photographic Lens

By on Jun 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  PRESENCE THROUGH A PHOTOGRAPHIC LENS Being “present” or “in the moment” have become cultural catchphrases over the last thirty years. Motherhood, apple pie and being present are the core of what people trust. This is true to such an extent that it verges upon becoming trite. And yet, it is at the heart of spiritual life, practice and development. I am posting...

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