Category Archives: Spirituality

Keep Moving in 2017

There are a mere few hours remaining in 2016. It’s a quasi-arbitrary metric, of course; plenty of people don’t use the same calendar to mark the years. Even if they did, what exactly changes, other than said calendar? Nothing, really. Any New Year is a convenient marker for assessment of one’s life. It’s passing gives …

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Second Look at the Second Amendment

Do any of you remember that awful day when a murderer rushed into a crowded place with an ax, and within minutes killed 50 people by hacking them to death? How about the time someone stabbed about 30 people to death on a college campus with a Swiss Army knife? Or the horrific moment when …

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Oil Painting

I’ve always wanted to know what oil painting was like. A few months ago I was determined to try it out on at least a limited basis. The universe encouraged this experiment by making oil painting supplies discounted all at once in a store I visited about a week later. So of course, I bought …

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Diversity in Fiction

Appropriate on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day that I offer some thoughts on diversity, in this case in the fiction world. Let me open by saying that in no way does the level of diversity in fiction these days compare with the importance of Dr. King’s mission and the Civil Rights Movement. There are …

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My Seed of Marriage Equality

I must have been about five years old. Maybe six. As was often the case those days, a rerun of some old sitcom or another was on TV during the day, and I was watching. Two women were sitting at a table eating, I believe. A question in my mind was born, though from whence …

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