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Nostalgia for the Future

A cup of tea, a dream, a seashore, and eternity This afternoon I made a cup of tea. I didn’t use my usual fancy Republic of Tea British Breakfast black tea, but instead a simple generic orange pekoe of the … Continue reading

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The Fumi-e

Anatomy of Betrayal   How often we step on people and things and ideas we care about! How often we betray and set loose devastating impacts! What are the things we love that we have stepped on? The Lion, the … Continue reading

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From The Magician’s Nephew

What people? A chilling conversation between Digory, Polly, and the Witch Queen Jadis happens when she describes to them a civil war between her and her sister over control of the world of Charn. Jadis and her army could not overcome … Continue reading

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Waiting

  Waiting Beside Rye Pond under Cheshire County’s gray-white sky, I’m listening for any sound of downy tapper or dragonfly. Up in New Hampshire near the smooth gray-brown pond, I’m looking for mayfly nymphal shuck or rustling frond. I’m feeling … Continue reading

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Ash and Heart

 Ash and Heart   Someday I will be ash, or maybe dust, Silently waiting, until the Stream revivifies.   Someday I will see what my heart for God, Wholly loving, spilled into neighbors’ lives.

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Tension

Tension Foster mother unjustly bereft. Three children at risk. Pain, fear, danger.   Divinity bursting at the seams of flesh. The rescue, the truth, the justice. All loving.   The gap.   Cold drowning waves below. Doubt, wait, and hurt … Continue reading

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Beauty and Dying, Passion and Calling

The Spirit of God lies all about the spirit of a man or a woman like a mighty sea, ready to rush in at the smallest chink in the walls that shut the Spirit out from his or her own. And even … Continue reading

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Every Last Little Thing

Soul Rest I know a quiet and beautiful spot in Rindge, New Hampshire, called the Cathedral of the Pines, a memorial dedicated to the memory and honor of all American military veterans. The grounds are open to any who seek … Continue reading

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Embodied Semantics (Your Brain on Novels)

Connecting the novel The Red and the Black with brain research and empathy. What happens when we read a novel?  In one of my favorite novels, The Red and the Black, written by Stendhal and set in the 1800’s, the … Continue reading

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Simply Love

Connecting War and Peace to the human life. A fat, awkward, bespeckled young man, the illegitimate son of a wealthy count, Pierre Bézukov was thrust into high society limelight when he inherited his father’s entire massive estate.  Throughout all the story of … Continue reading

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