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WHAT’S WHAT

I was watching a documentary series about near-death experiences this week.  It’s a subject that I find endlessly fascinating, in part because it encapsulates the constant tension between the human desire for certainty, for clear answers, and the abiding fact…

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GOOSE BUMPS

Hell if I know what to write the day after the President of the United States incited an armed insurrection against democracy and a violent mob stormed the Capitol carrying confederate battle flags.   I feel the weight of responsibility…

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TELLING

A few days ago, I was on my way home from a walk around Roosevelt Park.  I had just come under the I-25 overpass and was waiting for the traffic light to change.  While I stood there, an old Toyota…

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ME AND MY DRUM

For some reason that I will never, ever, ever understand, “The Little Drummer Boy” shows up on a lot of lists of “most hated Christmas songs.”   First, I've just gotta say that that’s a pretty crummy list to have,…

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TRUE BLUE 2020

I looked up the origin of the phrase “true blue.”  Some say it refers to the endless blue sky above us, the blue yonder.  Others suggest that it might have had something to do with the purity of noble lineage,…

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SPARKS FLY

Lighting a menorah for the eight nights of Hanukkah has been part of our home’s holiday tradition for years. Today, as I write this, I’m looking forward to the first candle tonight. Travis and I will read traditional prayers in…

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TWINKLE TWINKLE

My seasonal playlist has been on loud and constant for about a week now.  I've been feeling the Auntie Mame admonishment, “We need a little Christmas, right this very minute.”  So Travis and I have decked the halls and put…

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STORYTIME

Gah! My well-honed process for crafting weekly blogs and talks got totally upended this week. Usually, I pick an idea and jot a few rough notes on Monday, let it simmer and bubble on Tuesday and Wednesday (maybe adding some…

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