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Our Choice

“Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.” Margaret Atwood, The Handmaids Tale     My stepson is in the interview process for a teaching position at a prestigious private school. His next step is to teach … Continue reading

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Meaning and Hope

Years ago, late afternoon, as a college freshman, I fell asleep on the luxurious bunk bed with the 2.5 inch mattress provided to us. It was secured with bolts to a lovely, pale green cinder block wall. When I awoke it … Continue reading

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A Crisis of Spirit

Krisis, the ancient Greek word from which the modern term is derived, doesn’t mean something terrible. It means a ‘turning point,’ a moment for a major decision.     Nick Seneca Jankel I believe it was Carl Jung who said that at … Continue reading

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The Equation of Love

The old sofa was covered with kids, borrowed tables bulged with food and the whole clan was gathered. It was another one in our tradition of family parties where we all come together to celebrate birthdays, graduations, accomplishments or simply the love … Continue reading

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Have You Tried Being Quiet?

As with many Asheville, NC days, this Saturday morning was overcast with clouds sitting on us at 2200 feet. The studio we sat in was spacious and open and the beautiful hardwood floors got the attention of our knees, hips … Continue reading

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More Dreaded than Death

Glossophobia–a fear of speaking, especially speaking in public. Since I was 16 years old, I’ve been singing and playing music for people. Our band was opening act for Jerry Lee Lewis and his band of good ole’ boys for 3-4,000 … Continue reading

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We’re Not Loving It!

Proverbs 24: 21-22 — My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change for their calamity will rise suddenly, and who knows the ruin that comes from both of them. As … Continue reading

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