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when death comes

October 31, 2008

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When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; when death comes like the measles-pox; when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, […]

rapt

October 31, 2008

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You know how sometimes you hear a song or read a poem and you know it is written to you and for you . . . you just know it must be. And you wonder how someone can know you so well. As the singer sings, you become the only person in the room with […]

violence

October 24, 2008

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“Man was born into barbarism when killing his fellow man was a normal condition of existence. He became endowed with a conscience. And he has now reached the day when violence toward another human being must become as abhorrent as eating another’s flesh.” Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can’t Wait, 1963. Dr. King seems […]

labeling

October 21, 2008

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We are so quick to label people. Stereotyping is another word for it. Actually, that’s the basis of prejudice and racism. We label so we can separate something out from the whole and understand it better; knowing more precisely what we are getting. It works great in a grocery store. We can see what it […]