Harder to Talk about God?

  I shook my head and smiled my way through this article (in the NYT) written by the son of a megachurch pastor, who complains that it’s just gotten so hard to talk about God these days. Gosh golly.  A person moves away from the South, from Christian school and Christian culture where everyone talks about […]

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Curious Spider

No matter how you feel about our “eight-legged friends,” these tiny jumping spiders have quite a personality … inquisitive, fearless … and quite beautiful too, in their way.  

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How to Kill a Bear (for Dummies)

Am I alone in thinking there is some kind of epidemic in non-thinking (also called ignorance or dumbness)? Humans can be dumber than the “dumb animals” sometimes. Case in point:  an elderly lady in our area who was walking her dog late in the evening, chased off bear cubs (with her barking dog) from her […]

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Proud Music of the Storm

As we are seeing the first whispers of the hurricane here in the mountains, we are amazed at the destructive beauty of basic elements of life:  air, water, earth. And I think of these lines from Walt Whitman’s “Proud Music of the Storm”: PROUD music of the storm, Blast that careers so free, whistling across […]

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