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Of Trees and Flowers

It Started with a Song Over 45 years ago, I wrote a song about trees. Trees have always moved me for some reason. One summer between years at college I worked for a landscaping company in Spokane, Washington. I was fascinated by the tall, stately pine trees that...

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The Day God Checked Out

When we are challenged we do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of practice. Archilocus God checked out the other day. No one knows exactly where She went or when, but as far as anyone knows God is gone. Nowhere to be found. Some folks said God had...

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Get Over it; It’s called Democracy

Iowa is getting a bad rap. They held their caucuses and they tried to upgrade using an app and it failed them. Sounds like some of the apps I tried, found wanting, and deleted. In the wake of the confusion many leaders in the Democratic party and the media are calling...

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Hope is an Active Verb

The beginning of a new year is usually a time when people make resolutions and plans for the year ahead. The turning of the calendar can give one a sense of new beginning, new opportunities, new hopes. I am one such person. I am actually one of those people who not...

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The Paradox of Tragedy

        Two Tragedies Over the past few weeks I have experienced two (what for me were) tragedies. In neither case was I directly affected and yet because of my relationships with the people who were affected, I have been deeply impacted by...

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A New Low & A Creative Comeback

Hardly a day goes by when something #45 Tweets or says does not make me cringe. But this week he sank to a new low when he mocked Time’s Person of the Year Greta Thunberg. Like a petulant, jealous middle schooler Trump tweeted “So ridiculous, Greta must work on her...

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Telling it Like it is

What’s Gone on Recently What do we do with a President who seems bent on destruction – his own and the nation he supposedly leads. Why do I say this? He has repeatedly called out four democratic congresswomen and tells them to “go back to where they came from.” All of...

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