June 25 , 2022 /

REPRESSION

  noun: repression the action of subduing someone or something by force. the restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc. quashing subduing crushing squashing stamping out squelching oppression subjugation domination tyranny subjection despotism dictatorship authoritarianism censorship   Opposite: freedom, liberty   That is a fair summary of what happened with the SCOTUS decision

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May 1 , 2022 /

COLLECTORS

Many of us are or have been collectors.  We collect all kinds of things and some people specialize in a niche that would not have occurred to the rest of us. Here is a list of 17 strange ones. Unopened Coca-Cola bottles?  OK, I once collected matchbook covers and one U.S. coin from every year.

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March 26 , 2022 /

CHOICES

Every choice we have made has brought us to where we are at this moment in time.  That and the choices we make today will likely influence where we’re headed tomorrow. Here is one story that illustrates the inevitable choice > consequence (result) equation.  Name is changed to protect privacy. 1 – Andrew, who did

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February 21 , 2022 /

SPIRIT HEALTH

For whatever reason, the Greek word pneuma (πνεῦμα) came into my mind one morning recently on awakening.  You will recognize the English words pneumatic and pneumonia both of which have to do with air.  Pneumatic tools are driven by compressed air and pneumonia is characterized by infected lungs thus affecting our ability to breathe.  Pneuma

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February 17 , 2022 /

ON THE ROAD – Costa Rica Part Two

Leaving the beach in Tamarindo, we drove via Liberia, past the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), smaller than San Jose, Juan Santa Maria (SJO) and more accessible to the northern sections of Costa Rica. We connected onto Rt. 1, traveled south to Canas, then north around Lake Arenal to Fortuna and Arenal Springs.  If

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January 20 , 2022 /

GETTING BACK ON TRACK, AGAIN

As some of you who connect with me and follow me know, I was thrown off track on December 31, 2021, with an uninvited intruder, the Omicron Variant of the Covid 19 Pandemic.   I made a trip to our local ER where the good folks working New Year’s Eve gave me some tests, several medications

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