Monthly Archives: June 2015

Now, Then, Forever

You could call them the “ion’s” of life.  They are gratification, satisfaction and fulfillment.  Oh, sorry.  The last doesn’t seem to fit my cute threesome of “ion’s.”  Although it is a part of the list it has a kind of … Continue reading

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Buttons and Bows

They are the connections that bring the two parts of your shirt together or the decoration on your blouse.  They are the four things on a sport coat that serve no purpose but to play with during a boring meeting.  … Continue reading

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The “Shadow” Knows”

It’s behind me all day no matter what direction I walk.  Sometimes it’s lean, unlike my growing girth and other times it’s wide as ever finally showing my present colors.  Van Morrison sang about a “Moon Shadow,” a wonderful song … Continue reading

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Carrying Another’s “Stuff”

“A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling.  Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion.  [The Apostles] woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care … Continue reading

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The “End” of Us?

How many “end times” have there been in your simple lifetime or the lifetimes of those before you?  (Notice I used “you” twice in one sentence because that seems to be the “end time” these days.)  Our society begins and … Continue reading

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Putz

You don’t want to be one but it’s okay to do it.  What a great  word that I rarely hear.  You make a mistake at work and an older worker says, “Stop being a putz and do it right.”  Saturday … Continue reading

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“Father’s Day,” With a Silent Blessing

Father’s Day.  It’s an added date because Mom had her day so it was bound to happen for dads.  “Grandparent’s Day” was not far behind and “Cousin’s Day” waits in the wings. Dad.  Daddy.  Pop.  Pa.  The name doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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It’s the Journey, Not the Destination

Colonel Potter on “M.A.S.H.” gave a classic line that I’ve never forgotten, “If you aren’t where you are then you are no where.”  With that, the conversation between Hawkeye and him ended So much of religion is concerned with preparing … Continue reading

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