December 29 , 2021 /

MANY SIDES OF ONE

I am a son, a grandson, a brother, a husband, a father, a cousin, an uncle, a brother-in-law, son-in-law and a grandfather. I have been or I am a student, a pastor, a psychologist, a psychotherapist, a professor, an instructor, a teacher, a department head, a coach, a principal, a head of school, a trustee,

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December 14 , 2021 /

LIGHT

As I lit the fire in the fireplace, I remembered that December 21 is Winter solstice here in the northern hemisphere.   Then I looked across the room and there is our little 3’ Christmas tree, lights blazing away.               Outside in the front of our house is another tribute

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November 21 , 2021 /

FULL OF GRACE

Almost exactly a year ago this day, I posted this for Thanksgiving and re-reading it, thought it worth repeating. We have all had quite a year for many different reasons, Covid being among the top several.  I will forego listing the others. Each of you has your own list. This Thanksgiving week is a very

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September 29 , 2021 /

BEING AND BECOMING

What did 70 years of learning help me “to understand and to appreciate, to celebrate and enjoy and to use most readily in my life and in my work? I learned that most of all, life is about who I am, not simply what I do. I learned that there is an important distinction between

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September 19 , 2021 /

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX 2021

The September equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from north to south. This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year. This year it happens Wednesday, September 22, 2021, (1921 UTC) 3:21 P.M. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere. The

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September 5 , 2021 /

HAWKS & DOVES REVISITED

A hawk was chasing a dove in our back yard and the dove flew into one of our big windows.  The dove fell to the ground stunned and the hawk sat on the garden wall watching the dove.  When we walked outside and saw this, having been alerted by the thud against the window, the

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