Monthly Archives: March 2020

Personal Prayers, part 1

I have a favorite prayer. It goes What do You want! It’s good for job hunting, struggling with relationships, and all other times when you’re trying to choose a course of action through contradictory and random paths. Then there’s What … Continue reading

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Neighbors from Before, part 2

In the previous post, I recommended an excerpt from Jo’s Boys by Louisa May Alcott. Before I read it again for the first time in roughly 50 years, I remembered her description of the sheer terror induced by the possibility … Continue reading

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Neighbors From Before, part 1

It’s strange to think of my street as it must have been in 1970, 1920, 1870, and even a little before. The same houses, mostly, sat in the same attitudes, but the people moving in and out were different. Different … Continue reading

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Have Some Words

Here, try these. It doesn’t matter if you think God is a fantasy, a bully, or a cream puff. Take a look at them, even say them out loud. See what you think. —– —– —– —– —– O Lord, … Continue reading

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Psalms of Disorientation

Even yesterday, when I was still focused on the mortality rates pertaining to various age groups, I was calm – just a touch nervy – well, OK, I woke up worrying about those of my friends who are roughly a … Continue reading

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Hello, World

Everything has changed since the coronavirus took over the news. It looks as if the world is in for a long, hard ride, but maybe I am being pessimistic. That is my default approach to life, and I’ve usually been … Continue reading

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