A member of my Thursday breakfast group has been away for four weeks on a wilderness trip. He told us this morning that today was the first morning he had read a newspaper or seen the news in over four weeks. Another diner asked, “Now that you read today’s paper, which is better — knowing…

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Life is full of paradoxes as roses are of thorns. — Fernando Pessoa We discussed the other day how Jesus taught using Paradoxes. The Beatitudes being the best example. I have learned over time that life itself is a paradox. To gain victory you must accept defeat; to regain pride you need humility, and in…

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What was all this obsession with enemies anyway? Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man As Hurricane Irma passed through Charlotte yesterday, I came across an article in the New Yorker . I commend to each of you the article titled Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” as a Parable of Our Time. Simply click on the link to pull it up.…

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For people of my generation we will always remember where we were and how we felt when we first learned of JFK’s assasination. For many who live today,  we will always remember where we were and how we felt when the Twin Towers were taken down.  The actual act of terror creates horror, pain, and…

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Success — The One Unpardonable Sin Against One’s Fellows — Ambrose Bierce On this Friday I posed the question to myself — How do I measure success? Is it wealth I’ve accumulated, which is none so if that is my measure I flunked. Is it fame? Is it an impressive resume’. Is it living a long…

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