Year: 2021

  • War Is Over (If You Want It)

    One hundred years ago we were grinding our way between two world wars. The first one, coupled with a global pandemic, created the greatest loss of human life in history to that point. The second one would shatter that record. Two parts of the second one – the concentration camps of Germany and the atomic […]

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  • Trust

    The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. Ernest Hemingway Trust is the thing we have lost, and it is killing us. We trust no authority, a healthy impulse that has overgrown its usefulness, like taking too much medicine. We do not trust journalists, police officers, teachers, politicians, […]

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  • Visiting with Jeff

    It’s been a long time since we were together Visiting with Jeff And other old friends in the cemetery Who no longer need wings to fly That old song came on the radio As we rolled slowly through the bones And over in the distance, Through the haze of the incinerated west, Stands the city […]

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  • The Flimsy Net

    Love seems such a flimsy net to catch so much. So many beasts, capable of tearing a man to shreds, get tangled in its soft web. Stories are the only creatures to escape from the net. One tells itself: To love just one, and lose that love, and find it fugitive, hiding from itself, terrified […]

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  • Sacred Place

    The concept of a sacred place can be a tough one for an atheist to grasp but it makes sense to me when Joseph Campbell explains it like this: I try to find a sacred place every day but only succeed two or three times a week. When I am there, I am glad that […]

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