Category Archives: Public Life

Memorial Day—A Day of Reconciliation?

It is Memorial Day in America—a time to grieve and honor those who have died in all America’s wars, including those who fought on both sides in our Civil War. Most accounts claim the day’s origin in an effort to … Continue reading

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Virtual Communion

In this time of self-isolation we are increasingly starved for face-to-face meetings with others. No internet connection can replace the rich encounter of the club, the church, the tavern, or the assemblies of school, town, or church. No clipped talking … Continue reading

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Grounded

Grounded in the shelter of the flowering cherry blossoms falling on my head I Am grounded shocked by currents flowing through me forcing me to fall upon the ground to groan upon the earth my fingers searching for the ground … Continue reading

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Plague, Prayer, and Possibility

The pestilence raging all around us takes our memories back to the influenza epidemic of 1918 and beyond that to the plagues of 14th century Europe that killed off one-third of the population. For those of us who read a … Continue reading

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