Tag Archives: history

Just Human Nature

Although I tend to avoid organized religion as much as possible, I have always had a strange fascination with Judaism. The history and community around the faith had, in the past, struck a chord within me. It was not until … Continue reading

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Dick

Dick, Dick, Dick … everyone and her/his grandmother is sending you get well wishes after your latest stint in the OR. Me? Not so much. I’m just imagining what it would have been like if Dick were a regular American … Continue reading

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59-59

You thought I’d be writing about the USA, didn’t you?  But this 10-hour, still-undecided tennis match, tops the list of sporting news, I’m afraid.  These guys … John Isner and Nicholas Mahut … are in the throes of qualifying for … Continue reading

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Crystal Day

Yes – it’s one of those days when the sun sparkles and shadows dance across each achingly individual leaf and every moment is filled with potential.  It is gorgeous, and the trick is to somehow co-exist with the beauty … … Continue reading

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Phinally Phriday

It’s finally Friday, and after work today I’ll be driving over Hogback to HollyCornblog’s house! She says she’ll have the chiminea going and some homebrews ready for sampling when I get there! In soccer news I see that, apparently, a … Continue reading

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Women's Basketball Time-Line

As you gear up for March Madness, check out this great women’s basketball time-line – from Helen Wheelock of Women’sBasketballOnline.com. Looking at the time-line that runs through the ’70’s makes me feel a whole lot better about losing to the … Continue reading

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The Day that We Long Awaited Has Arrived!

I begin with this poem by novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.  She read it in All Things Considered yesterday, and you can give it a listen here! U Being U U Being U Mr. President-Elect Makes me wanna … Continue reading

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Digital Clock as Contemplative Tool

I don’t know about you, but I often find that I can get so caught up in the details of my everydays that I lose sight of the bigger picture – the larger sweep of this life that I’m living.  It’s … Continue reading

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What is History?

After packing all the ingredients for tonight’s dinner into the crockpot, and scrubbing the sinks, then making myself a cup of tea, I find myself, today, thinking about all the things that we humans do that sustain us — and yet … Continue reading

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