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on complacency

April 26, 2006

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Complacency Stagnation These are strong human tendencies Because these are the way of systems. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The universe is an intricate, endless web of systems. All of nature is an intricate, endless web of systems. The human body is an intricate, endless web of systems. And the human mind is an intricate, endless web of systems; intertwined with the […]

on the turning away

April 22, 2006

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"On the turning away From the pale and downtrodden And the words they say Which we won't understand 'Don't accept that what's happening Is just a case of others' suffering Or you'll find that you're joining in The turning away' "It's a sin that somehow Light is changing to shadow And casting it's shroud Over […]

view from the porch

April 22, 2006

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View from the Porch “Where you stand depends on where you sit.” I love the porch. From the porch, I can watch the neighbors squabble, converse, marry, divorce, have kids, yell at the kids. From the porch, I can watch the derelict stumble down the street, again. But this time he winds up becoming a […]

the god of comfort

April 20, 2006

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People wish to be settled. Only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. ~ Emerson I believe our culture worships the god of comfort, or maybe a better word is comfortableness. How many people do you know that avoid pain or confrontation at all costs? The road most traveled in […]

real love

April 19, 2006

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Following is a haunting poem. Since I heard it on NPR, I have been unable to stop thinking about it. I don’t know the author or the title, but shall I call it “Real Love”? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “I won’t sing you to sleep But I will press my lips to your ear And hope that my […]

Who Am I? by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

April 17, 2006

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“WHO AM I?” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Who am I? They often tell me I would step from my cell’s confinement calmly, cheerfully, firmly, like a squire from his country-house. Who am I? They also tell me I would talk to my warders freely and friendly and clearly, as though it were mine to command. Who […]

welcoming Life

April 16, 2006

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WELCOMING LIFE When it comes to living . . . I think I have more questions than answers . . . More doubt than faith. But the answers, Though few, They are true. And my faith, Though smaller than a mustard seed . . . It will grow . . . It will grow. For […]