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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....

Traveling Trashmen

Traveling Trashmen

I can’t stop thinking about what a crew of traveling trashmen did the weekend past in Baltimore. They showed what 21st century Samaritans look like. The weather has been dreadful; the conditions – ripe; but they showed up and stayed on the job. Who were these men? The...

Oh No! Oh No! Oh No!

Oh No! Oh No! Oh No!

Oh! No! The words resounded in my brain.  Seeing the sidewalk accelerate toward me was upsetting; especially when I realized I was propelling toward it.  Who knows why, but I tripped over the curb while herding grandchildren into a new eatery: one with enormous...

What Makes Prayer a Disappointment?

What Makes Prayer a Disappointment?

Disappointment is in the eye of the . . . Nothing like an expensive SUV plastered with bumper stickers condemning God, political leaders, and mocking prayer to get my attention! The most arresting one stated simply, Nothing Disappoints like Prayer. Yeah, well, I...

Being Useful in a Tsunami

Being Useful in a Tsunami

When a friend’s child dies, it’s like watching a tsunami roar in, over, and through but being wholly unable to stop the onslaught of pain and grief. It’s like watching a polio survivor in an iron lung – their pain changes their ability even to breathe. What can I do ....

Why I Avoid CREPES!

Why I Avoid CREPES!

It’s not their calories! Many years ago, I met a friend at a popular creperie in downtown Annapolis. There, I received an object lesson that still goes off like a smoke alarm in a grease fire every time I wonder if I should say something to a friend about something...

The Past is Unsafe Camping Ground

So tempting it is to remember the times past, my past, when public discourse was gentle; when we all cared deeply about the well-being and rights of fellow citizens; when our leaders were humble but might servants; when we all unfailingly did the right thing . . ....

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