Or in the snow-lapped country church, kneeling at last to pray, for what we could not have. — Louise Penny, Kingdom of the Blind. During these days of wish lists, letters to Santas, and yes even lots of prayers we often ask for things we can not have. I sometimes wonder what God must think when I…

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It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. It is never too late to begin to live. I learned this lesson many times over my life. My “life” was changed by circumstances, past deeds, and health, and I was time after time forced to begin…

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Dear Tom:  I came across Rumi‘s poem, The Guest House, and thought of you and Casey. Not just because of your affinity for Rumi, but because I know of your love for and tremendous collection of photographs of doors from all around the world. In almost every photo the door is not a symbol of an obstacle to…

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