The Upside of the Lockdown: Patience and Peace

The Upside of the Lockdown: Patience and Peace One day last week, during my daily “quiet time” (which most days are nowadays), it occurred to me that the peace David and I feel most days is a desirable place to be in any case. Now, I told myself, what I need to work on is…

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Life in a Broken Time: Where the Light Shines Through

Life in a Broken Time: Where the Light Shines Through Someone once said something like “we are all broken, and where the cracks occur, that’s where the light shines through.” And for me, one of my human sources of light, a dear friend, has just left this world for the next and better one. In…

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That Human Touch: The (Necessary) Perils of Social Distancing

That Human Touch: The (Necessary) Perils of Social Distancing Somewhere in my Bruce Springsteen collection of music, I believe there is a song with the lyrics that refer to “that human touch.” When I first heard that song, I knew exactly what he meant by that. If I remember correctly, the singer had taken up…

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Memories are Made of This: How Full is Your Circle?

How Full is Your Circle? I know, I know. I should be blogging about the current impeachment trial, but please … I just can’t bring myself to add more ink or voice to the pile of reports, as well as talking heads out there pronouncing their views morning, noon and night. I have my strong…

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Family, Friends and Community

Comfort, holding hands, a prayer or two, a gentle touch – can ease the way forward and out to whatever comes after death. With hope and comfort provided in the process. Well the holidays are finally over! For David and me, the holidays included our wedding anniversary on Dec. 21 – observed over lunch at…

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A Beautiful Day: Mr. Rogers and Beyond

Celebrating the life of Mr. Rogers – even 16 years after his death – his awesome goodness still gives hope to us all. A week or so ago David and I went to Cine Bistro here in Richmond and saw the film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” starring Tom Hanks – one of my…

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The Pornography of Horror

Movies bleeding gore, death and the macabre. Internet sites that focus on terror and violence. What is happening in our culture that promotes such pornographic excursions into terror and violence? Well – Halloween. When ghosts and goblins stalk the land … or at least our neighborhoods. Usually I opt to be absent from the house…

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