It has been noted that the NCAA’s Big Dance is very cruel. Of the Sixty-Eight teams chosen to participate only one goes out as the ultimate winner. Sixty-seven teams in the tournament lose their last game of the year. Of course, the term winner and loser is defined by the final score of the game…

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Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art  of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of  non-essentials. — Lin Yutang I have returned from a wonderful book event at the Library Society Of Charleston. Imagine an open working library still with card catalogs and open shelving.…

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Speaking to a book club, a member asked, “What is the best lesson you learned from playing football?” Well, that’s a tough question, but one answer is what I heard after every game or practice: “Men, there’s plenty of room for improvement.” So, when I’m asked why I observe Lent and why do I emphasize…

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Attachment is the mind stuck to an object. — Lama Zopa Rinpoche, The Door to Satisfaction The Lenten Season is the perfect time to lose attachments to objects, whether it be the object that is the subject of our fast or an attachment that inhibits our service to a neighbor.   I would also suggest to the Lama…

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Rabbi who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, neither this man nor his parents sinned, he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. — John 9:3 Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we weren’t always trying to cast blame? In Sunday’s gospel, Jesus’s…

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