Sky High, Every Season

No wonder ancient peoples looked to the sky to wonder or worship. From time to time, at least once or twice a day, I think it’s a good idea to take a break from our “earthly” distractions, our worries and troubles, and look up.  Clouds, sun, stars, birds. . . The endless beauty of Sky. […]

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Everyone’s Grandfather

We spent the day at Grandfather Mountain near Linville yesterday.  Beautiful day to walk the “mile-high” bridge, spy a couple hawks, saunter a few trails and visit the wildlife habitat (cougars, bears, otters, eagles). Then gave the opening presentation for “John Muir Day” to introduce Leigh Ann Henion, author of “Phenomenal.”  Great fun to celebrate […]

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Freethinking New Mayor in Belfast

Nuala McAllister.  She’s the new Lord Mayor of Belfast.  This woman should be the voice of future leadership. Here’s how she handled the fake “controversy” of the religious privilege folks who were angry she didn’t have prayer/grace at her recent installation dinner. “She turns the questioning back on me [the reporter] when I tell her […]

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Sikhs and Seculars

Religious illiteracy (ignorance of Religion and religious practice) is best confronted by education, of course, but that education has to begin with meeting real people of various faiths, and protecting their rights with good secular values, such as freedom of religion (to believe or not believe, a human right). This (Daily Show) video is an excellent […]

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