Category Archives: Public Life

Breathing Together

I was just slipping into my night-time ritual of reading in bed before lights out when I heard a commotion out on the street and the cry, “I can’t breathe!” We live on one of the main streets in a … Continue reading

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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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