Category Archives: Spirit

The Christmas Story

I first shared this story from Ben-Hur in December 2011, the first Christmas season of our website. Most people — certainly those younger than 60 — may only know “Ben-Hur” as a chariot race that appeared in the 1959 Academy … Continue reading

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Memories of the Spirit

Willie Morris was 61-years old in 1995 when he published My Dog Skip, a memoir of growing up in Yazoo, a small Mississippi town in 1943.  He died four years later, six months before the release of the wonderful film … Continue reading

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To Love Language

Consider a book of poems as something useful and meaningful to give as you ponder your Christmas gift list.  Poetry books are available and appropriate for all ages and genders, and sure to satisfy all spiritual, philosophical, technical and scientific … Continue reading

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Keep Going

Yesterday’s post generated many personal responses that encourage me to offer a bit of clarification … I am disappointed in society and the direction that dualism has taken us as a race.  My disappointment is exacerbated by the abominable condition … Continue reading

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Who Will Take Care of My Dog

I turned 69-years old last September and find myself asking more frequently, “What have I left to do in this throw-away society where relationships and friendships don’t count as much as they used to?”  I am ready to check out.  … Continue reading

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Victory for America

I do not look forward to victory for Republicans or victory for Democrats.  Partisan politics be damned.  Either/or politics is unproductive and counter-productive. During my business travels in Latin America two and three decades ago, a wise Mexican once told … Continue reading

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At Peace with My Credo

Though some may challenge the label as it applies to me, I am a spiritual man.  Unlike the North Star, my faith and spirituality have not been constant, rather, have evolved over seven decades.  This is my credo… My Credo … Continue reading

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September, a Poem

September is my favorite month of the year.  I invite you to listen to this poem, September by Helen Hunt Jackson (1830 – 1885), an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by the United States … Continue reading

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The Armor for Old Age

Seven years ago, on August 9, 2011, we offered a post “The Time Is Always Ripe to Do Right.”  While it centered on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” I was thinking about the introductory paragraphs this … Continue reading

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Hans Teaches Us Patience

Hans is aging quickly.  He is 15-years old.  It has been over a year since he could negotiate stairs.  We have a ramp on the stairs leading to our front door just for him.  Now, he has difficulty even standing … Continue reading

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