Monthly Archives: August 2008

Gratitude is better than Pride

Recently there was an event to celebrate an accomplishment of my son. I was asked if I was ‘proud’ of him and I gave the stock answer to a rhetorical question. In reality I should have described how I truly felt about … Continue reading

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“Useless is the Horse for Safety, It’s Great Strength No Sure Escape”

Perhaps a word is in order about the title of this blog. Some people, but not my daughter, recognize the words as the tag line of an obscene suggestion that can be made to someone who has reached beyond the outer … Continue reading

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Numbering My Days Aright

My quiet days are gone. I am back in an environment which gives me great joy and also often brings out the very worst parts of my personality. To care deeply means to be deeply vulnerable and I care deeply … Continue reading

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Under a Fig Tree

One ancient text posits that once we finish “beating our swords into plowshares’ each of us will be free to sit under a vine or fig tree and essentially, have a chance to enjoy solitude and mind our own business. … Continue reading

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A Little Less than Angels?

What is it about human organizations? No matter what type of organization it is we seem to form cliques, alliances and factions. We like ‘them’; but we don’t like the other ‘them’  and we gossip about all. We see what … Continue reading

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