Category Archives: Human Condition

What we fear the most

I had to laugh at myself. I finished that long post on fear yesterday and carefully tapped danced around the ultimate fear, our fear of death. So if you will stay with me, I’d like to address that fear today. … Continue reading

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The Holy Ones

It is Sunday, and although I will not be going to church today, I got to thinking about things sacred and unseen. I’ve been wondering about what happens to the truly holy man (or woman) is our culture. By “our”, I … Continue reading

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Your next 30 years

Let me start with a quote from one of my favorite authors, Samuel Clements. At his 70th birthday celebration, Mark Twain outlined his own survival strategy: I have made it a rule to go to bed when there wasn’t anybody … Continue reading

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Learning to fall, all over again

I fell yesterday.  It was one of those times when I didn’t watch where I was going. (In my defense, I was moving a hummingbird feeder invaded by bees and was somewhat distracted.)  One minute I was upright and focused, then … Continue reading

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What is…

…Always there? Having the occasion to spend some time in a motel recently, I opened the drawer of the nightstand, and yes, there it was. The Gideon Bible. And it got me to wondering how often I take for granted things … Continue reading

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Time in a bottle

The lyrics to the Jim Croce song were running through my head this morning: If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that I’d like to do Is to save every day Till Eternity passes away Just … Continue reading

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