How should we like it were stars to burn With a passion for us we could not return? If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me. — W. H. Auden, The More Loving One. We have a chance to be the more loving one than anyone else except God whose love is…

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We may think we are tough and invulnerable but in reality we are all fragile. At some point in life, our body teaches us how vulnerable we are to disease and injury. Likewise we learn how our heart is fragile. A first romance ends, a good fiend betrays, a mentor dies, I bet you can…

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Nellie has been guarding the Lego tower built by my granddaughter, Frannie, for three days now. One has to wonder what is going on in our cat’s mind. Will the tower fall eventually? Who knows? I certainly am walking gingerly around the house. I have certainly seen more fascinating pictures, but this one tickles me…

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Imprisoned multiple times for upholding his ideals of justice, Vaclav Havel, knew the value of hope as a lifeline of sanity and survival, for the individual as well as for the  society. He writes: The kind of hope I often think about … I understand above all as a state of mind, not a state of…

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Anthony Doerr’s best seller, All the Light We Cannot See, is a best seller and award winner. Besides his prose, I am drawn to the novel’s title. How often do we ignore the light inside our neighbor or family member. God places a large degree of light in each of us, and yes eventhough life can…

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