Monthly Archives: April 2016

Pneuma-lingual

(Words change to be more inclusive. Some people make fun of ‘pc,’ but polite compassion has never been a joke to me.) I used to teach ESL – English as a Second Language. So on Pentecost every year I prayed … Continue reading

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Photographic Invitation … to Keep Earth Day All Year Long

It is Charles Dickens who wrote about Ebenezer Scrooge at the end of A Christmas Carol —  “And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May … Continue reading

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Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day – 101 years

Today let us celebrate the gifts of living — Yerevan café culture, and duduk flutes played by boys in the streets. And of course there is food – sujuk and lavash, khorovats and matzoon. Look up — Mt. Ararat and … Continue reading

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Psalm for Earth Day

Praise God, bees and monarchs, so fragile, so holy. Praise God, deep oil and coal, the grandmother of diamonds. Praise God acidophilus, good bacteria scrubbing intestines. Praise God, asteroids, brown dwarfs, pulsars and quasars, flyby pluto, supernova remnants, and meteor … Continue reading

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The Pattern, book that let’s everyone learn from the wisdom of the Twelve Steps

We gather wisdom from so many places. The recovery movement started by the two Bill’s years ago has been refined and shaped and reflected upon and reacted against and absorbed into so many things. My siblings with a whole range … Continue reading

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For Ecuador and for Japan

God is in the bee and the monarch, but God is not in the earthquake. God is in the rescuers sifting through Pedernales debris, digging through Kumamoto mudslides, but God is not in the earthquake. God is in the child … Continue reading

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For N.R., punished for voting in the United States

The elementary school where she had voted for years was just across the street from the assisted living facility where she now lived. The children from the school often came over to sing or play board games. She has some … Continue reading

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