Tag Archives: Hope

September 12, the day after. . .

The word that I cannot get out of my mind today. No matter what detractors may think or say, we are a resilient people. We may be a nation of defiant individualists; we may complain about conditions – sometimes too … Continue reading

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Hope: No, it has not disappeared!

Note: This post was begun about six months ago — just after the national elections, although I have no record of the exact date. Just as obviously, I never finished it. Words at the time were difficult, because there were so … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: A tonic for tough times

Once you’ve heard Bob Dylan’s words, it’s hard to get them out of your head. If you came of age in the Sixties or the Seventies, you grew up not only with the words, but with the melodies, and they … Continue reading

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A moment in time crashes into the now. . .

9-11-2014: A scheduled trip brought us to the airport just at the time a memorial service began — what an experience it was. Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Armed Forces Day. They are, in a sense, the three-legged stool that anchors our union, much in the same way the three branches of government anchor its day-to-day operation. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed … Continue reading

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Turn up the volume, roll up your sleeves

Insights come in odd ways. They arrive at the strangest times, and in the strangest of places. This morning I was driving to an appointment. My mind was on the upcoming meeting, and my CD player provided soft background music. … Continue reading

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Where’s my lightsaber?

Yes, I loved it! In 1977, I loved the first one. I have seen them all. What is it about Star Wars? There are more exciting stories, perhaps, but the thought of traveling to “a galaxy far, far away” never fails to … Continue reading

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December 7

Somewhere in the middle of the Pacific seventy-four years ago, a ship received a radio message to alter its course. The captain of the vessel complied. That vessel and its “cargo” of American servicemen steamed into a port on the … Continue reading

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Food has little to do with it . . .

It’s Sunday, it’s raining, and the chill is seeping into my heart and my soul. The house was filled with the sounds of children and the buzz of adults alternately enjoying and enjoining those same children, or acting like children … Continue reading

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“Life Is a Little Weird” and other thoughts on a cold morning

It’s cold this morning. The sky is a dull grey and the temperature doesn’t seem as if it’s going to climb much by midday. The cold that I feel, though, has little to do with weather conditions. I’m feeling, in the words … Continue reading

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