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    lenten journal: right

    by  • February 15, 2016 • america, faith, language, lenten journal • 2 Comments

    One of the items on my bucket list is to attend a TED (Technology Education Design) Conference. By now, I imagine most of you are acquainted with TED talks and the variety of subjects they cover. I find them inspirational and challenging. TED 2016 begins today. I wish I were there. In the days...

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    advent journal: perspective

    by  • December 2, 2015 • america, faith, hope, peace, poetry • 3 Comments

    Perspective I feel small in the face of overwhelming violence: another killing, another killing, another killing . . . it’s as hard to be hopeful as it is to be poetic. How can our kindness afford to be random when the violence is intentional? This can’t be the last word. Peace, Milton

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    an intentional act

    by  • June 21, 2015 • america, change, hope, justice, love, race • 8 Comments

    It’s been a while since I have posted here. Most of the reasons are personal: I was finishing a book manuscript and trying to get a cookie business off the ground. Over the past several weeks, there have been several times I thought about writing in response to tragedy around the country, but I...

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    lenten journal: story

    by  • March 24, 2015 • america, change, hope, lenten journal, stories • 1 Comment

    Saturday when I arrived at work I met one of my colleagues who was wearing a t-shirt that said, “Stories Matter.” Naturally, I wanted to know the story behind the shirt. He told me it was for something called the 12×12 Initiative that is a twelve week road trip across country, starting yesterday from...

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    lenten journal: perspective

    by  • March 18, 2015 • america, grief, lenten journal, love, poetry • 2 Comments

    It’s not hard to find pain around us. I can name several friends who have marked the anniversary of a parent’s death, some who are facing difficult decisions about their jobs, others dealing with illnesses and uncertain outcomes. That just skims the surface. Pain is common currency, along with disappointment and loss. One of...

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