To explore is to delight in taking a risk. — Bonnie Smith Whitehouse, Afoot and Lighthearted. I admit that as I get older I’m not a big risk taker, probably never was. My wife on the other hand is an explorer at heart. Every dirt or gravel road calls her. I act as her restraining bolt, and…

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“Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.” — Albert Camus. My book club has been reading about the philosophy of stoicism for the last weeks, and one cannot read a page of quotes without coming across philosophy and philosophers. The science of philosophy is a worthwhile…

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I am finishing my book on practicing stoicism. One chapter is on learning, and it suggests that most of us we don’t take the task of learning as seriously as we take the training the body. The author has a point. If I go to the gym I feel good about my workout and “getting…

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I think Christians sometime forget that our core is grounded in faith, hope, and charity(love). I know I do. We get caught up in dogma, judgment, sin, and exclusivity when our basic message is faith, hope, and charity and the greatest of these is charity (love). Every person and every group deserves an attitude of…

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I’ve had two major surgeries in the last ten years, and both times my recovery required a therapist to help me with my recovery. In each instance, the therapist said the same thing: “Most importantly listen to your body, don’t ignore the signals it sends you.” The advice in both cases was spot on. If…

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