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A Conspiracy Theory

A Conspiracy Theory

What is a conspiracy theory?    Psychologists attribute finding a conspiracy where there is none to a mental phenomenon called illusory pattern perception.  It is a way of seeing through a lens that explains trouble; as you know, today these theories abound. There’s...

What is Serenity?

What is Serenity?

I know it when I have it: serenity — and I know when I am losing it. And everybody around me knows when I have lost it.  But serenity is recoverable — available for the asking.  (The Serenity Prayer)     Serenity’s definition is the state of being calm, peaceful, and...

It’s Never Not Been Divided

It’s Never Not Been Divided

It's never not been divided; America, that is or the church for that matter. Christians always had our issues too.  And we have too often behaved badly. But YOWZA!  We ALL need to get a grip! Has anybody looked at the drought, fires, and the uptick in COVID variants —...

What’s Changed?

What’s Changed?

In the past fifteen months, what’s changed?  The pandemic and 2020’s fallout have been changing me, just when I thought I was too old to change.  Nobody’s ever that old, right?*   I can’t predict for how long these changes will last; but here’s how I am changing for...

Elinor’s Observation Works for Me

Elinor’s Observation Works for Me

The Observation Still Works Elinor Dashwood’s observation works for me: she expressed the restraint our current events necessitates:  “And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.” (Sense in Sensibility)  Just...

Why Are You So Horrified?

Why Are You So Horrified?

Why are we so horrified our duly elected President undoes what his predecessor did? That’s the platform on which he – or, one day SHE – ran! Now some of my friends are absolutely horrified that Mr. Biden is doing what he said he would do if he were elected President....

Fighting Fire with Fire?

Fighting Fire with Fire?

My mother told me  never play with fire.  She also said, never discuss politics, religion, or sex. But, then she and a few others did – vigorously.  It never went well – and nobody ever changed their mind, especially as the words heated up. Words that change people’s...

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