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We Are: One

“For each child that’s born the morning star rises and sings to the universe who we are.”* Yesterday was my birthday.  Those of you who know me personally already know this because, well, Facebook.  Because it was my birthday, and … Continue reading

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Filled with Loving Kindness: The Absurdity of Today

(The fires, while very real and truly devastating, are herein used as a metaphor for my feelings about the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.  Also very real and – from my perspective – truly devastating.)    Wildfires are … Continue reading

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Love Makes a Bridge: Where is the Love–part 1

This. Slays me. Breaks me. Opens me. Please listen. Again and again. The group, The Black Eyed Peas, has done and re-done this amazing, devastating, healing song.  It is a bridge.  It is a bridge in so many ways.  It … Continue reading

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The Sacred: Sacred Birth

Many years ago, my beloved, Russ, was on a business trip in Europe with a Christian colleague. As they toured some of the beautiful cathedrals during their off-time, they engaged in dialogue about their thoughts on various things related to … Continue reading

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Harbor: There’s No Place Like Home

Those big eyes stare at me from the Facebook posts … Ringo, Bailey, Kyleigh, Anastasia, Constance, Harriet, Ross … the list goes on and on. Big, sad, longing eyes of dogs and cats seeking forever homes, posted by friends on … Continue reading

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Justice: Forgiveness

This past week, people of the Jewish faith honored the season of atonement and forgiveness in their observation of Yom Kippur. Every year people look at their relationships and examine where they need to make repairs, to atone for words … Continue reading

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Justice and Mercy

In front of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama there is a statue of Justice and Mercy. Justice is blindfolded and the scales she holds are perfectly balanced. The angel, Mercy, is whispering in Justice’s … Continue reading

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The Playground – Win, Lose, or Draw: Losing

I played basketball when I was younger, from about the first grade (when I was young enough to bug my parents until they gave in) to the fifth grade (when my interests changed).  It can (and probably should) go without … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: Fair vs. Just

Sarah: That’s not fair! Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is? ~ lines from Jim Henson’s film, Labyrinth, 1986 The majority – if not all – of people reading this, through sheer luck, … Continue reading

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Journeys: Transformative Journeys

Barbados, like all Caribbean destinations, is extraordinarily naturally beautiful.  The landscape, the beaches, the sea – all breathtaking.  Twenty-one years ago I had occasion to travel there for a professional assignment, and, although I didn’t realize it at the time, … Continue reading

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