Category Archives: Public Life

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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Sanctuary — For Guns?

In the midst of our enormous efforts to hold our Republic together around its founding principles and values, a movement, fostered by the gun industry and its lobbies, has arisen to get local governmental bodies to resist and not enforce … Continue reading

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Kings, Despots, and the Children

It’s Advent again, overlaid with the sediments of Christmas, and so I return again to familiar themes—Jesus, Mary, Joseph the builder, Herod, and yes, the slaughtered children. But as evil as he was, Herod was a king and not a … Continue reading

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