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psalm 90: your so-called fortress

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you’ve been my refuge, or so i’ve been told from the day i first learned how to sing, from the day they first taught me those rapturous hymns to my stronghold, my fortress, my shield. you…

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Blue sky

Outside, a clear blue sky, not a cloud anywhere, the bluest of blue lighted by a bright winter sun.  

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Jerk

    Jerk is a word that shows contempt. We don’t talk with jerks, we ridicule them, push them away, and call them names. So when I read an article online about an elector on his state’s electoral college who … Continue reading

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At Starbucks, Naebo Aeon Shopping Mall, Sapporo

Music and chatter in the background. On the “street” in front, people pass by, reminding me of a sidewalk cafe years ago in Mexico City’s Zona Rosa. The main difference, aside from language, is no coffee with cinnamon here.  

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Crossing the racial and ethnic divide

Treat everyone you meet with dignity and respect. When others see difference, see how you connect.

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Taking Leave

  Looking at her first born, she remembered those six long years of wondering if she and her husband would have a child. Perhaps they had tried too hard, as when they stopped trying, her pregnancy stayed, and her son … Continue reading

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Sore foot

To reduce swelling in a swollen foot, pack in ice for as long as possible, then repeat until the swelling is gone and the infection is hopefully healed.

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There comes a time . . .

This present moment that lives on to become long ago — Gary Snider, poet   Sitting at Tully’s with a cup of coffee. Music is playing in the background. At the next table, a young woman studies, her laptop open. … Continue reading

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New For Yom Kippur: Isaiah 57:14-58:14 Reimagined

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Stop for just this moment and consider: the roads you are traveling will not lead you to my kingdom. You journey so proudly so blindly through this barren land and I can abide it no…

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Hideo

By George Polley What he remembered was the air raid siren, then running through a wall of flames. Mother, holding little sister close to her breast, ran next to him. He remembered stumbling over bodies and nearly falling down. Then…

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