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Love and the Chicago Cubs

Love and the Chicago Cubs are essentially the same thing: a lot of people root for them but they will never win. Dress them up in royal blue, for corporate picnics in July; fine playthings in the summer months, that … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: Once Again I Recommit to my Surrender

Your Monday Blessing: Once Again I Recommit to my Surrender Once again I recommit to my surrender to love. They point their little guns at us, there isn’t much time. Raise the mast heavenward, unfurl the rainbow flag. I stand … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: Love the Hunter

Love roams the earth Looking for victims Sacrifices to the high God She is not inescapable Some days we are too fast too wary Once I was able to disguise myself as a man looking at a train timetable She … 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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In Defense of Ice Cream as a Spiritual Practice

In Defense of Ice Cream as a Spiritual Practice First of all, ice cream is utterly destructive to the body. Let go of all the brittle little lies about calcium; please don’t talk to me of endorphins’ role in stress … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: The extra verses of your life

The extra verses of your life Are written in a foreign hand And possess an uncertain beauty – The cadences are all ungainly, Or else far too cutesy. You almost fear they’re written mainly To impress, an order forced upon … Continue reading

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Jesus at the parade

Later there were mutterings at the bar, and throughout the law courts, that Jesus only showed at the gay pride parade to love the jewel, but not the quality, to love the potluck, but not the food, to love the … Continue reading

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“Strangers, Friends, Neighbors, Enemies and Us” (sermon with readings)

Put simply, love is life’s yearning for more life. It is the artist at work on a new painting. It is the conversation between friends on a winter afternoon that turns deeper, becomes livelier as it bares the soul of … Continue reading

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Charles Peguy was a very devout but non-churchgoing Roman Catholic, thoroughly socialist, French nationalist poet. For those not instantly turned off by one or more of these descriptors, you might enjoy his gorgeous meditation on hope. http://ow.ly/d2Nmg

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