Little by Little, the time goes by — short if you sing it, long if you sigh. — Anon. When I was on sabbatical I collected a few quotes. I still have that journal of quotes, and from time to time I open it back up to remind myself of what I was thinking almost…

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What was all this obsession with enemies anyway. — Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man. Wouldn’t it be nice if we stopped labeling anyone with being an “enemy.” Certainly Ellison’s asks the right question, “What is this obsession all about?” I have found that we gravitate toward calling someone or group as an enemy because we don’t know…

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Did God really call that famous leader a goofball? If he did, no need to worry about God anymore — He is doing just fine, and we are all a lot better off than I really suspected. — Tukaram. No, I am not trying to make a political statement. Tukuram was a 17th century poet/saint who…

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Once I said to God, “How do you teach us?” And He replied, “If you were playing chess against someone who had infinite power and infinite knowledge and wanted to make you a master of the game, where would all the chess pieces be at every moment? Indeed, not only where he wanted them, but…

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Long time followers of the Pew know that during the early days I relied heavily on the wisdom of my grandsons, Will and Jake. — The four year-old philosophers. For example, once Will lamented that he didn’t have any “superpowers,” but rapidly decided if that was the case he would just become the best “Will…

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