Monthly Archives: December, 2012

I Resolve to Be Resolute in 2013

Happy 2013 to all! I love this time of the year, with all of the optimism that people display in making resolutions. I actually consider my birthday to be my New Year’s Day, heading into another year of existence, which means I’ve done some advance work ahead of January first and am underway. Generally speaking, …

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Pass On the Judgment, Please

Judgment: 1. the act of judging; the action or process of the mind in comparing its ideas to find their agreement or disagreement, and to ascertain truth; the process of examining facts and arguments to ascertain propriety and justice; the process of examing the relations between one proposition and another.  2. the ability to come …

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Facebook Spirituality

Let me just say first that I have extremely mixed emotions about FB and always have. One of the things I dislike intensely about it is that people become very competitive on it. This became an issue for me in the wake of the Connecticut tragedy: post after post of people directing others to pray for the …

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Please Lord, Not the Children

Here we all are once more, deploring the carnage, shaking our heads, wringing our hands, sending up prayers. Once more we’re horrified by the violence, the senselessness, the utter waste in a horrifying act. That this has happened again is no surprise; what is surprising is where it happened: an elementary school. We want to believe that …

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To-Do List for the End of the World

There has been much talk about the end of the world coming on December 21st, and recently I watched the movie, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”, a really good little movie dealing with this topic. Having been challenged with a lifetime of depression as well, I have had occasion to think about the end …

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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose

I used to be razor-sharp mentally. Almost to the point of amazing. When I was much younger, I worked as a supervisor of the accounting department in a manufacturing company. My boss could come to me, name a company, and I could tell him when the last check was cut (or, conversely, when the last payment …

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Spirituality = Weakness

Spirituality is a word that seems to make many people squirm. I hear people frequently say, “Oh, I’m not religious, I’m spiritual.” This makes sense. But when asked to define spirituality, many people seem to be at a loss. Overall, however, I believe that there is a sense that spiritual people are supposed to be “nice” or even, weak. …

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