Monthly Archives: December 2012

Never too late, never too soon

In the early days of 2012, grieving over what wasn’t yet and some of what was, I resolved: No Excuses. Those two words have kept me moving, in times when I wasn’t sure or didn’t want to. Motion and doing … Continue reading

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Two turtledoves … some assembly required

Two thoughts, actually. They are a completely mismatched pair, but they have arrived on the same day, so … First thought. What the hell is a turtle dove? The interwebs say that it is a monogamous bird with a soft, … Continue reading

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Dialing 911 on Christmas morning

I wasn’t planning on writing anything today. But then, I wasn’t planning on dialing 911 this morning, either. Because this blog entry is meant to be more gratitude than suspense, I’ll tell you right up front, it looks like we … Continue reading

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Gaudete? The command to rejoice

Rejoice? [shakes head] Your rose-colored glasses would have to be opaque, and your heart made of quartz. What to do, then, with this command? Gaudete …. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be … Continue reading

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Peace, where there is no peace

Endless variety and boundless mysteries are beautiful when you are facing a seashore or sunrise; not so much when you are looking at cancer. And yet, as a mutation of the cells in our bodies and their process, cancer presents … Continue reading

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The thing with feathers

As a Christian exploring Buddhism for its technologies of meditation, mindfulness and being peace, I found many coherences among the two traditions. And I’m not alone in that; Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh has described how – once he … Continue reading

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