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Pardon my astonishment


As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.                 Proverbs 26:11 pardon my astonishment, but it never ceases to amaze me…when a woman I have known well…who, in her flowering youth, speaks boldly about what she … Continue reading

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a bad day to be a fish


imagine…if you will…that you have the intelligence of a fish. why? because, my dear friend, that is your brain on public education. now, imagine, if you will, that you have spent a long futile day attempting to cross the lip … Continue reading

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a microsecond of time…


….you enter. And, everything changes. The world outside changes. The world inside changes. Time passes without your knowledge. You watch clips of randomly passing lives- …the old lady who can’t quite keep her teeth in…the old man with sagging pants … Continue reading

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where do i go from here?


there’s nothing like an overwhelming humbling moment to put life into proper perspective. it can happen to any of us, and it can happen more than once, more than twice…more than you can imagine.  stopping at an access point, i … Continue reading

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watching your seasons change


if i was to sit on this bench and watch your seasons change…would i see you bloom in spring, thrive in summer, celebrate autumn, and weather winter? or, would i see you wither with the falling leaves, to be trampled … Continue reading

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flowers dying before their days are done


three people i knew died recently- two younger than me, one a year older. one woman i remember as a teenager, the thin little girl with coal black eyes, a few years behind me in school- vibrant, vivacious, the very picture … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Refrigerator


Is anyone else tired of chicken? Not just any chicken, the plain chicken you get in the grocery store that you have to take home and put in the refrigerator. That chicken. That kind of food. I’m tired of tasteless. … Continue reading

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Meeting my favorite artist


I didn’t have it on my “bucket list.” I had no idea he would be there. But when I walked into the art gallery this evening, my favorite living artist stood near my favorite painting in the whole wide world. … Continue reading

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Justice and mercy


I struggle with diabetes. Many years ago, I worked in a high stress, high performance, high profile career that contributed to a food and health lifestyle that lead to the development of that diabetes. It didn’t help that I made … Continue reading

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Riding On The Retro Line


Japan is testing a 300 mile an hour train that is shaped more like an anteater than any train I’ve seen. They regularly travel at much higher speeds than what American trains do, and money is spent on rail infastructure. … Continue reading

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