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To Promote the General Welfare

The current health care debate covers two entirely different large-scale systemic plans that are diametrically opposed to each other: Health Care vs. Health Insurance.  They are not the same thing. History of Health Insurance in the US Wikipedia has a … Continue reading

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Angel

A week from tomorrow, we will be moving Angel to a retirement pasture.  He will live out the rest of his life, as long as he is comfortable, in open fields with a herd of horses to keep him company.  … Continue reading

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I Shall Not Fear – Lessons from the Zombie Apocalypse

This is my poor attempt to gather my very fragmented thoughts after the 2016 election. Paul and Silas bound in jail, Had no money for to go their bail Keep your eyes on the prize, Hold on. (See end note.) … Continue reading

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Paradox

I recently taught a three-week adult faith formation class at my church on The Moral Status of Animals.  We were a small but very engaged group, and had some great discussions. We started out with what I called the “Three … Continue reading

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Silence

Last week I attended a week-long silent meditation retreat at Mercy Center, which is part of their East-West Meditation Center. I’ve been on shorter meditation retreats, but this one had us scheduled for 7.5 hours a day of silent meditation.  It … Continue reading

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Bottled Water

There’s a lot of chatter in Episcopal circles about evangelism, and how we recalcitrant Episcopalians need to do more of it.  Or any of it. There’s a whole chapter on it in the otherwise excellent book, My Church is Not … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vaccines

I’m finishing up a book bought quite a while ago but just now had the time to read: Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik (a journalist) and Monica Murphy (a veterinarian) (Penguin Books, … Continue reading

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