May 12 2019

Composting Aunt Tilly?

My take on the new practice of composting human remains and spreading them around the garden as if they’re nothing more than leaves, dead chipmunks and tree branches. I told a friend recently that as a trained clinical psychologist and past practitioner of psychotherapy, and as an ordained clergy with pastoral experience hearing confessions and…
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Apr 20 2019

The Morning Miracle: Hallelujah!

Despite the surprise tribulations of our weekly lives, we still can raise our voices and our hearts together. I can still see that morning sun rise up over my mountain, knowing deep down in my heart that our lives are deeply blessed. Two weeks or so ago, I traveled over to Wintergreen Resort – that…
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Mar 25 2019

Moral Instincts and Virtuous Behaviors:

I try not to indulge in political controversy in these blogs – how to not wins friends or influence people, right? But OK, allow me just this one time, all right? I try not to indulge in political controversy in these blogs – how to not wins friends or influence people, right? But OK, allow…
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Feb 11 2019

Say Thanks Before it’s Too Late

It isn’t just gratitude, but all the social virtues such as compassion, forgiveness, humility, justice, and kindness that are life-giving to the self and to others around you. The potential is there within each of us, but the seeds need to get planted by others. Once in a while I am seized by a cleaning-out-closets-and-drawers…
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Jan 22 2019

A Wedding is not a Marriage

Faith in life, faith in God, faith in some Truth that shines in the dark, is based on the hope that is in us. I mentioned in my last blog that I have recently remarried – to a wonderful man, a widower, with three grown sons. The wedding itself was glorious (see lead photo), followed…
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