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On hockey and punishment

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My two females are rabid hockey fans.  Needless to say, Saturday nights are not movie nights, neither are they football nights.  They are always “Hockey Night in Canada.”  Now, one would think that hockey, being a relatively violent contest, would not be the sport of choice for my females.  Wrong!  It is not only their sport of choice but their …

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Generous acts to one another

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Many of us search for the existential “goodness.”  I use as a turn of phrase “Godliness”  — to express the existence of a prime goodness most of us want to recognize in ourselves.  Some choose to personify this as God.  A recent article by David Brooks cited the thoughts of Kennedy Odede: “My mom taught me that while there is a …

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And they swam and she smiled

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As I was just finishing my regular swim at our community pool, in came a family: mother, father, teenage daughter, surrounding and guiding a wheelchair containing a second, seemingly older daughter.  All were laughing, smiling, chattering.  They cruised around to the edge of the “river lanes,” a circuitous stream with a continuously flowing current.  They eased their delighted daughter from …

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Returning to “my people”

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Eight years away from my roots, I returned home, to my neighborhood, to rediscover “my people,” a mix of idiosyncratic, iconoclastic, independent, non-judgmental, delightful souls seeking intangible values. Most of us meet weekly. Describing ourselves better, one of the Greek philosophers observed “if the soul is the intangible part of the human being looking for intangible values, then love is …

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Four good citizens

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I was talking to a couple who are good friends —  more importantly they are GOOD CITIZENS.  Two others I know well have earned that moniker, not only from me but from many who lived with and around them. I have seen a good measure of life and I have concluded that the most important people are those who care …

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What ever happened to Mrs. E. T. Wright?

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On Sunday my aunt Reba would remind my uncle Richard (who never went to church), to drive the 35 miles to fetch his Mother for Sunday Dinner.  My uncle was a true gentleman who fetched his Mamma quietly and without comment.  He always greeted her with “Mornin’ Mamma, ’bout ready to go?” “Now, Richard you know better than to rush me …

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A community still asking ,”Why?”

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I am a faintly-religious, non-dogmatic person always on the lookout looking for compatible fellow travelers — those imbued with knowledge mixed with goodness and kindness.  On the recommendation of a friend my wife and I once walked into a small church in Denver where she thought we would find an intriguing mix of people on an intellectual/spiritual search, including quite a …

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Oh for those deductions!

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My wife and I have a strong attachment to our little farm: its garden, our sheep, all the living accouterments and work associated with small farm life. At a recent dinner party given by some lovely and generous people I was seated next to a very self-important woman who had apparently been an attorney in the Bay Area.  Now, first you must note that when …

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