Category Archives: philosophy

Another New Year

N ow is the time to take stock, to E valuate choices made—to right W rongs, to plan a way forward that Y earns to see others needs as E ven more important than the A ll-consuming passions of the … Continue reading

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I remember when . . .

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about memory. In overhearing a conversation about a past incident, I found it interesting that one person was so sure of the facts, the other not—at least not the “facts” the first person remembered. … Continue reading

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Collector of Words

I am a collector of words, a hoarder of fractured phrases. I scribble in the margins of my life words wild and wonderful that shout a divine “wow.” Other words I grind down fine as they seep into my belly, … Continue reading

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After All This Time

One day slips slowly by, minute by minute, filling up its hours. One life slips slowly by, hour by hour, day by day, filling up its limits, bounded by health and will and intersection with others on this human path; … Continue reading

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My Book of Uncommon Prayers: Approval Pending

Recently, I started a couple of stock photography accounts to try and generate some passive income from the myriad photos I already have on my hard drives, as well as to be an impetus for continued creativity in my now … Continue reading

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Displaced–Curse or Blessing?

In Henri Nouwen’s book called Seeds of Hope, he writes that “displacements threaten us and give us feelings of being lost or left alone.” He goes on to say the following: “Displacement is not primarily something to do or to … Continue reading

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Words Fall

Words, syllables, inflections, breathed and yelled, soft and loud, mouthed and thought, heard and not, written and spoken, valued and ignored, but so weighty for the one who owns them, for that one desperate to be treasured. When we begin, … Continue reading

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In You, O Lord (Lilly’s Amplified)

In You, O Lord, do I take refuge; I run to You when the darkness closes in, when chaos comes, and my own best ideas about shelter fail. let me never be put to shame; let me not be disappointed … Continue reading

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These Carnal Threads

I look down at my hands and know that within those tissues and cells, blood is coursing, coming from, going to, minute after minute, circuit upon circuit. But where is my soul in this pink, freckled flesh? Where is my … Continue reading

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The Peace That Doesn’t Come

I swallowed up your fictions, building great thoughts and paradigms on them to support the framework of my soul’s integrity—because I thought they were true. Really true. Truer than the dusty time-tested, grime-infested mores of another lifetime. Rusty religion. And … Continue reading

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