My readers know how much I love poetry, and I am honored to know some of the nation’s best poets — Anne, Roger, Tom, and Chris. ¬†The other night I watched a movie and then channel surfed. I found a PBS special where Garth Brooks was being honored by the Library of Congress and received…

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I haven’t mentioned service in a while, the fourth pillar of Lent. Why I haven’t is because there are so many people going above and beyond by serving their neighbors. I am overwhelmed with gratitude to all the people who have offered to bring us groceries, take me to the doctor’s, and all kind’s of…

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It’s a strange feeling to have my national, state, and local governments tell me that I am the most susceptible to the virus and remind me that my immune system is compromised. At times during the relentless reminders of my age and immune deficiency I want to shout, “I’m still here.” There’s a lot to…

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I read recently that a preacher was claiming the coronavirus is a result of God being angry at us. I won’t dignify the preacher further by telling why he thinks God is angry at us. What I will say is that the preacher doesn’t have a clue about the nature of God. God is about…

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Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. —¬†Gandhi. If any thing has been true in the last few weeks is that we are all dependent on each other. Even a lot of our depression is caused by our lack of social contact with each other. Jesus spent a…

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