Category Archives: Random Writings

Stony the Road We Trod

Your Monday Blessing: “Stony the Road we Trod” The accusations are familiar. “A bunch of arcane rituals nobody really understands.” “A waste of time – boring and pointless.” “If they really want to be helpful, why don’t they just volunteer … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: Tea Done Half Right

A few months ago the British broadsheets, with their typical rapturous national self-criticism, disclosed scientific findings that the British do not know how to make a cup of tea. Researchers from the University of Delving Into Such Things, after extensive … Continue reading

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Thug or mentally ill?

Thug, or mentally ill? Let’s consider the evidence: * Racist hate groups’ constant rhetoric of “they’re taking over” * Assault-weapon gun ownership (for protection) involving less paperwork then a fishing license * The most overpriced health care system in the … Continue reading

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A reflection on Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, and the American art of reinvention

For those who can afford it, America has always been a land rich in the possibilities for reinvention. Long before The Great Gatsby, people in this country have seized the opportunity to remake themselves in the image of that which … Continue reading

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Questions about your spiritual growth – part 2

  Seven Suggestions toward Spiritual Growth (by Bob Janis-Dillon) Here are seven tips on how to nurture spiritual growth on the individual level. 1.       Attend Services whenever you can. Services are the heart of our communal religious life as a … Continue reading

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Questions about your spiritual growth – part 1

Spiritual growth can be hard to define. Everyone’s spirituality is unique. Below are some questions that may help you explore your own personal spirituality, and how you might like to see that spirituality deepen. Where do you find your spirit nurtured? Do … Continue reading

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A Labor History of the World in a Few Hundred Words…

In tribal society, everyone was needed to hunt, gather, raise the kids, and perform the occasional raid on the Joneses. Food was shared among the tribe. Barring the odd banishment, if the tribe did OK, you did OK. In agricultural … Continue reading

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