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Apocalypse 2017, poem by Stephen Price

These are just the kinds of times that call forth the inspiration of apocalyptic writing. Stephen Price, frequent contributor here is channeling the essence of this form — not of prophesy but of description of the times. Try reading it … Continue reading

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War Games, a poem by Carol Hallman

Shall we play a game? How about Anyone for global thermonuclear war? I have nukes Can arm missiles Mine are bigger Badder stronger Face my fire and fury If you dare Wouldn’t you prefer a nice game of chess? How … Continue reading

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For Guam, a reflection on Psalm 132

God chooses Guam, southernmost of the Marianas, largest land in Micronesia. between coral reef and Mount Lamlam, the lightning mountain. This is God’s resting place where the tectonic plates clash, the typhoons blow, the fish dance and there is beauty … Continue reading

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For my Indonesian friends facing deportation, Matthew 14: 22-33

(from the one small church I love, Maranatha Indonesian, UCC, 18 people will be taken by October. More than 50 will be deported from Seacoast New Hampshire alone and these are certainly not the first. Some have been placed in … Continue reading

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Prayer for a “drug infested den”

God bless this Granite state, White Mountain state, state of lakes and seacoast, this lollapalooza of the first presidential primary, this state our current president calls a drug-infested den. Some of us know little or don’t even want to know … Continue reading

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When One Door Opens Another Door Opens — Litany for an Immigration Vigil

Today I joined with so many others in front of the Norris Cotton Federal Building in Manchester, NH in support of immigrants seeking stays of deportation, asylum and hope. There are many stories — they are American stories.What follows was … Continue reading

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Silent Parade (July 28, 1917)

I learn about the silent parade from a Google doodle, not from my childhood history classes, not from my children’s classes – even the one called “history from below.” I am white in America. and I learned about privilege by … Continue reading

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