Believe in yourself — Horoscope for Capricorns, February 4, 2019. No I don’t believe in horoscopes, but I do read mine daily right before I read the comics. These days the comics are about the only section of the paper that doesn’t depress me. But back to mine for today — Believe in yourself. If…

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We, this people, on this small and drifting planet Whose hands can strike with such abandon That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness That the haughty neck is happy to bow And the proud back is glad to bend Out of…

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A friend sent me the following poem. He is going through a tough time and he found comfort in its words. One might think that this poem is not comforting, especially with the idea that through the simple act of living, we face massive storms. But Rilke tells us to go deeper, he suggests our…

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E.E. Cummings said that β€œto be nobody-but-yourself β€” in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else β€” means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight,” I knew little about the poetry of E. E. Cummings except he didn’t use capital letters. Then a…

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I didn’t expect to hear the words, “I need rest,” to come from the pulpit yesterday morning. Turns out our assistant rector was leaving on a three month sabbatical and this would be her last sermon for a while. Everyone in the church was supportive; she had been filling in when the Rector became a…

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