December 13 , 2022 /

DAY THIRTEEN – SEASONS

When we hear the word “season” what comes readily to mind?  It could be one of the four seasons of Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall.  Did you notice they were not listed in order of their appearance?   One season ends, another begins and the most obvious characteristic, besides each one following another in a predictable

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December 12 , 2022 /

DAY TWELVE – BODIES

Our physical bodies consist of systems and functions.  The six basic systems are skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, digestive and respiratory.  At the basis of all human life are cells, the basic building blocks of the human body. These cells make up tissues, which form specialized structures called organs. Organ systems are groups of organs and

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October 26 , 2022 /

WHERE IS YOUR MIDDLE?

There are many kinds of middles as well as middling.  We often think of middle as that which is in between one end and the other.  We have the middle child, we are almost at the mid-term elections, halfway through the four-year term of a President and a mid-life crisis happens somewhere between ages 40

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October 19 , 2022 /

THE MYSTERY OF US

We come to know ourselves better over time, or that is a possibility, based on whether or not we have chosen to invest some of our time in responding to the maxim Know Thyself. That well-known imperative is inscribed in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at Deplhi and was often cited by Socrates

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October 12 , 2022 /

THE CEREAL AISLE AND MORE

This is not quite like the Jerry Seinfeld piece on Raisinets but it’s close and may have inspired me to write this expose.  Jerry wondered why it had taken 80 years to put chocolate on raisins. As I was contemplating the cereal aisle at the grocery store, I looked at how many choices we’re exposed

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October 9 , 2022 /

A LONG ROAD ALONG THE ROAD

The story starts early (1937) with my parents and their connection to a community of faith in the small town where I was born and spent the first 18 years of my life. The church was called The First Congregational Christian Church. I don’t know why it was called First since there wasn’t a second

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