Category Archives: belief

An Open Letter to the President-Elect

“I have often … in the course of the session … looked at that sun behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now at length I have the happiness to know it … Continue reading

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“Consider the Lilies…” 2016

How can you not give your whole heart to the unlikely miracle of the day lily, a flower, as we learned from Superstorm Sandy, that takes fully two years to form and then, in one magnificent thrust of proud determination … Continue reading

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TBT:GTS#1: Randall Robbins, Actor, Teacher, Leader, Friend

INTRODUCTION My over-arching challenge here is to write this post – the first in an occasional series – in such a way that it will keep you smiling even if it may, at first, give you pause. But, I know … Continue reading

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Diamonds in the Rough: Third Annual Posting

“We have nothing, if not belief.” – Sir Reepicheep, Chief Mouse of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader (C.S. Lewis) “Do the arithmetic or be doomed to talk nonsense.” – John McCarthy, A.I. trailblazer [1] We are the uncut diamonds … Continue reading

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The Flow of God: Third Annual Posting

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God…” – Revelation 22:1 This post is surely my most presumptuous, but perhaps the most important. It is perfectly possible … Continue reading

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Uncle Jesus: Doing the Math (3d Annual Posting)

This is my third annual posting of this long-form essay that was the inspiration for starting this blog in the first place. It is the first of three posts that, taken together, lay out a pretty good schematic of my … Continue reading

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Frazzle-Dazzle

  I’m not entirely sure why I have had an inner urging for several weeks, now, to post this poem, but I have, and since it revolves around the self-reflective mindset that results in what we loosely call “resolutions,” it … Continue reading

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Common Courtesy, Political Correctness and the Golden Rule

Call me crazy, or addled, or pixilated, or whatever you like, but it seems to me that the American express has veered off course; the roaring of our engines is still robust, and the speed of our progress continues apace, … Continue reading

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OUR COMMON HOME: What the Pope Said

I’m astonished by the Pope on so many levels. There is his proactive humility, his profound simplicity, his confident spirituality, and all served up to our little lost world in his mind-bogglingly perfect pitch. As both a lifelong friend of … Continue reading

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Act Three: The Garden Tour at Waning Time

In the early weeks, exuberant, happy growth pours forth from the garden. (https://inpraiseofangels.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/the-garden-tour/) By midsummer, a spectral reveal takes over: the yellows and oranges of the early lilies demur to the mauves and pinks of hydrangeas that, in their own … Continue reading

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