The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way… As a man is, so he sees,” William Blake. Who am I? It’s a question I ask often, and I expect is a question we all ask from time to time.…

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“The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower. How early do we begin to place blame for our own failings on someone else. Pretty durn early and I wonder how very small children learn this? Is it from school, from their parents, or from their siblings? Even…

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It has been a week since Lent has begun. I hope you all have been faithful to your Lenten program, but for those who might have slipped or not shifted into high gear yet, have hope. Maybe that cookie was too tempting, that glass of wine went perfect with a special meal, or demands at…

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“…it’s easy, and it’s seductive, to assume that data is really knowledge. Or that information is, indeed, wisdom. Or that knowledge can exist without data. And how easy, and how effortlessly, one can parade and disguise itself as another. And how quickly we can forget that wisdom without knowledge, wisdom without any data, is just…

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You only are free when you realize you belong to no place — you belong every place. — Maya Angelou I traveled to DC where I lived for eighteen years last weekend. The whole time I lived there, I never quite felt that I fit in. I felt like I was a visitor and reading Maya’s…

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