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Fascinating, Comforting, and a Little Troubling

I just finished watching the first episode of "The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman on NatGeo Channel.  This episode explored what different religions from the past and now believe happens when we die. There were a lot of moments that had me going "Huh" or "Wow" or "That's really fascinating."  One such moment was learning… Continue reading Fascinating, Comforting, and a Little Troubling

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the extinguished light

I stand cloaked in the words that threaten to envelop me if I do not give them breath and life   and still I stand hesitant unsure of the tempest that will come if they are given voice   for though I love the rain, the storm both frightens and thrills me, I seek shelter… Continue reading the extinguished light

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farewell to a friend

lives joined one October day so many years ago with friends gathered round, smiles on the faces of all but none bigger than their own   years spent with laughing and loving and cheering on their favorite football team rolling tide every chance they got and cheering each other on as well-- if there were… Continue reading farewell to a friend

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The Miracle of Mostly Dead

At the end of last summer, the cherry tomato plant I'd put in a pot on my front porch and watched grow, withered away in the late summer heat.  Exhausted from its efforts to grow, bloom, and bear fruit all pretty much simultaneously, the stem and leaves browned, dried up, and crumpled back down toward… Continue reading The Miracle of Mostly Dead